Central Broward

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200 Northwest 27 Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
(954) 321-4800 (Main Number)
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Captain Phillips began his law enforcement career in 1996 as a police officer with the Tallahassee Police Department. In 2001, he was hired by the Broward Sheriff's Office as a deputy and assigned to road patrol in the Deerfield Beach District. Throughout his career, his primary focus had been on training and deputy development. He has served as a field training deputy in the Field Force Unit, specializing in crowd control and management and Hostage Negotiator/Crisis Intervention. 

In 2013, he was promoted to sergeant, working in Central Broward/ Lauderdale Lakes District, Deerfield Beach and Tamarac Districts. In these various assignments, he has held the position of road patrol supervisor, field training coordinator, administrative sergeant and hostage negotiator team leader. He was promoted to lieutenant in December 2017. He has held the position of patrol commander in the Deerfield Beach District and executive officer in Tamarac District. Captain Phillips was promoted in August 2020 and assumed command of the Central Broward/ Lauderdale Lakes District.

He also proudly serves in the Air Force Reserves as a member of the 482 Security Forces Squadron at Homestead Air Reserve Base, currently assigned to the Combat Arms Unit. Captain Phillips earned his bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Florida A&M University and a master's degree in executive management from Florida State University. Additionally, he is a graduate of the 84th Southern Police Institute Command Officer's Development Course and a recipient of the FBI LEEDA Trilogy. 

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​Lieutenant Efrain Torres began his law enforcement career with the Broward Sheriff's Office in 2001 as a deputy assigned to road patrol in the Pompano Beach District.

Throughout his career, he has filled many roles. Some of these assignments include: Field Training Deputy, the Highway Unit, detective in the Robbery Unit, Homicide Unit, Violent Crimes Unit and Civil Enforcement Unit. He also served in the agency's Field Force Unit, specializing in crowd control and management.

In 2015, he was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to the Pompano Beach District where he supervised employees in the patrol division. As a Sergeant he also supervised the District Criminal Investigations Unit and the Marine Unit, where he remained until his promotion to Lieutenant In June of 2019.

As a Lieutenant, he served in the Training Division overseeing several units that provide professional and organizational growth to all deputies in the agency. Lieutenant Torres was later selected as the Executive Officer for Area 1 in the Pompano Beach District. He currently serves as the Executive Officer for Central Broward and Lauderdale Lakes district.

Lieutenant Torres also proudly served in the United States Marine Corps, and after a distinguished career, retired with over 22 years of service. He participated in two combat tours overseas in support of both Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was awarded a Navy Achievement Medal with a distinguishing "V" for combat valor. 


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.