Human Resources

The Broward Sheriff's Office employs a diverse group of men and women in the public safety profession, encompassing Law Enforcement, Detention and Fire Rescue Emergency Services. The agency is comprised of over 5,400 sworn and support personnel serving the Broward County community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As an administrative function, the Bureau of Human

Resources consist of ten (10) sections that cohesively work to recruit and support personnel:

Backgrounds Investigation: receives all full-time/part-time application information from Selection and Assessment. Each applicant file is strictly scrutinized to ensure the Broward Sheriff's Office hires the best candidate for the position.

Chaplain Services: Chaplain Services oversees religious volunteers of various denominations who provide spiritual encouragement and educational services to the inmates within the Broward County Jail. Chaplain Services is responsible for providing a confidential environment for the employees of the Broward Sheriff's Office and their immediate family members. At the request of an employee, births, hospitalizations, and deaths are made known to the agency through the use of the Chaplain Services Notices. Chaplain Services offers emotional support during this time in the life of the employee. Chaplain Services networks with various religious institutions to meet the multi-denominational needs of its employees. Notifying an inmate of the death of an immediate family member is arranged through Chaplain Services.

Classification and Compensation: administers the agency's compensation plans, collective bargaining agreements and new employee orientations, among other duties.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP): a work-site-based program designed to assist employees in the identification and resolution of work or personal issues that could diminish their peak performance. Confidential counseling is available to employees and family members for issues such as marriage, family, relationships, stress, alcohol and substance abuse, step-family adjustment, bereavement/grief, parenting, eating disorders, aging parents, pain management, coping with illness, supervisor conflict and retirement concerns.

Employee Benefits: administers the health and welfare, as well as the ancillary programs (life, AD&D, disability, etc.) for the employees and retirees of the Broward Sheriff's Office. Employee Benefits also oversees the processes for Retirement, Random & Mandated Drug Testing and all leave programs (FMLA, Sick Leave Pool, and Medical Leave of Absence).

Equal Employment Opportunity Division (EEOD): ensures that the Broward Sheriff's Office, as an agency of Broward County, Florida, adheres to its stated policy and goals of equal opportunity in the workplace; and, thereby, does not engage in any discriminatory behavior as defined by federal or state law or county ordinance or policy of the agency. The EEOD accomplishes this core mission through its collaborative work within the agency, working with all divisions at all levels.

Human Resources Information Management (HRIM): an integrated system used to efficiently and effectively gather, store and analyze an organization's human resource data. HRIM is not only limited to the technological components of its hardware and software, but it also includes people, policies and procedures required for business process management agency-wide.

Recruitment Unit: works to identify and attract the most highly qualified candidates for available positions within BSO. The unit is responsible for dynamically recruiting through a variety of traditional as well as modern methods, the maximum number of qualified applicants for the agency. The unit employs methods such as job fairs, social media and targeted advertising through such mediums as magazine ads, panel ads and billboards. The Recruitment Unit works to ensure that BSO new hires reflect the diversity of the community in which we serve. Diversity throughout BSO is important because: Diverse ideas better serve the community, It is critical in contributing to organizational growth and diversity in the workforce allows for better communication between law enforcement and the community. For more information, please contact the Recruitment Unit at

Selection and Assessment: processes and reviews applications, manages skills assessment testing, assures compliance with Florida Department of Law Enforcement standards and administers promotional processes.

Workers' Compensation: provides employees with medical care management services by ensuring that injured employees receive prompt, high-quality and efficient medical care. The goal of the Bureau of Human Resources is to provide the highest quality medical care to assist employees in resolving their work-related injuries or illnesses and assist in a prompt return to work.

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