Central Broward

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CaptainCentral Broward / Lauderdale LakesImage Enser/Pages/Profiles/Shawn-Enser.aspxCentral Broward, Lauderdale Lakes

After serving in the United States Air Force, Captain Shawn Enser started his law enforcement career in 1987 as a Public Safety Officer in the city of Oakland Park and was duel certified as a firefighter/police officer.

Throughout his career, he has held positions as a field training officer, bike patrol officer, detective in the Narcotics and Street Crimes Unit, and was a member of a Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Task Force. In 1996, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and served in the Oakland Park, Central Broward and Tamarac districts, and the Criminal Investigations Unit. He was also assigned to the Deerfield Beach District as a patrol commander. In July 2011, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. He was named captain of the Central Broward District in 2019.

Captain Enser currently serves in the United States Air Force Security Forces Reserves and has served in Iraq. He is also a member of the Broward Sheriff's Office Field Force. Captain Enser is a graduate of Nova University's Executive Leadership School.

Lt.Central Broward / Lauderdale Lakesimage santiagoCentral Broward, Lauderdale Lakes

Lieutenant Steve Santiago joined the Broward Sheriff's Office in 1995 and was assigned to the Department of Detention, serving in various capacities, including the "Boot Camp" program for juvenile offenders. He transitioned into the Department of Law Enforcement in 1999, serving within the Deerfield Beach and Pompano Beach districts, until his promotion to sergeant and transfer to the Lauderdale Lakes District where he supervised patrol operations, Field Training Program and the Criminal Investigations Unit. Additionally, he voluntarily served on the BSO Mobile Field Force and BSO Honor Guard.

Lieutenant Santiago assumed command of district operations for the Central Broward and Lauderdale Lakes District in 2016, overseeing the District Criminal Investigations and Crime Suppression Team activities, along with various administrative programs. He is currently serving as the Executive Officer.

Lieutenant Santiago possesses a Specialized Degree in Electrical Engineering and is an alumnus of Nova Southeastern University's Institute for Criminal Justice Studies Executive Leadership Program. After a distinguished career with the United States Marine Corps, Lieutenant Santiago honorably retired as a Chief Warrant Officer.


Central Broward comprises the Unincorporated areas of central Broward County and is bordered by I-95 on the east, the Florida Turnpike and State Road 7 on the west, NW 15 Court on the north and the New River on the south.

The annual population of this Unincorporated area is approximately 24,000, but the daytime population increases significantly due to the four major thoroughfares, several schools and a variety of businesses.

Residential neighborhoods located within the district include Broadview Park, Broward Estates, Boulevard Gardens, Franklin Park, Washington Park, Roosevelt Gardens, Madison Apartments and Myers Estates.

In October 2011, BSO's Central Broward District and Lauderdale Lakes District merged to create a new regional services model. The combined district provides a captain, three lieutenants, 10 sergeants, and 62 deputy sheriff positions throughout the region.

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