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Lieutenant ColonelJosefa Benjamin

Department of Detention

Executive Command Staff

Lt. Col. Benjamin began her career with the Broward Sheriff’s Office in 1993 as a Communication’s Division 911 Dispatcher. She completed the 126th Corrections Academy in 1997 and was voted class president during that training. Throughout her career, she has focused her attention on program units and youthful offenders, in addition to working with inmates in need of substance abuse treatment. Lt. Col. Benjamin’s leadership skills and dedication to public safety led her to steadily rise through the ranks.

During her tenure, Lt. Col. Benjamin completed the Executive Leadership Program at Nova Southeastern University in 2007, the Southern Police Institute Command Officers’ Course in 2009 and the National Jail Leadership Command Academy in 2015.

In addition, Lt. Col. Benjamin is passionate about taking a proactive stance to combat juvenile incarceration; therefore, she considers it a privilege to serve on the Board of Directors for the only all boys academy in Broward County; The Piney Grove Boys Academy, where she mentors and coaches young men from surrounding inner city areas.