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Captain Osvaldo “Ozzy” Tianga is a 22-year veteran of the Broward Sheriff’s Office. He began his law enforcement career at the Broward Sheriff’s Office in November of 1997 – first as a detention deputy within the jail, and shortly thereafter as a patrol deputy within the Department of Law Enforcement. While working patrol, Capt. Tianga quickly distinguished himself due to his perseverance and ingenuity in crime suppression and was soon promoted to detective.

In 2010, Capt. Tianga was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, where he supervised uniformed road patrol and district Crime Suppression Teams (CST). He also supervised specialized units within the Strategic Investigations Division – overseeing thirteen local, county, state, and federal agencies within the Metro Broward Drug Task Force (MBDTF), and assisting in the implementation of the agency’s first Violence Intervention Protective Enforcement Response (VIPER) Unit.

In 2015, Capt. Tianga was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. As a lieutenant, he served as shift commander of uniform patrol and oversaw the CST within the City of Deerfield Beach. Capt. Tianga also developed the Deerfield Beach Tactical Deployment Team (TDT), which was tasked with targeting and suppressing gang activity, street level crime, and quality of life issues through proactive enforcement and community policing.

Additionally, Capt. Tianga serves as the agency’s synthetic drug expert – regularly conducting training, participating in community outreach events, and providing interviews to local, national, and international media outlets regarding synthetic drug trends.

Capt. Tianga holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Barry University, and he has completed in excess of 1000 hours of specialized law enforcement and emergency management training. His distinguished public service has been recognized time and time again with numerous awards and honors.


  
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Lieutenant Craig Calavetta began his law enforcement career in 1991, with the City of Parkland as a Public Safety Officer charged with the dual responsibility of providing law enforcement and firefighting services.

In 1999, Lieutenant Calavetta was hired by the Broward Sheriff’s Office and was assigned to patrol in the Dania Beach District. In 2001, he was selected as a detective in the Dania Beach Detective Bureau and later transferred to the Tamarac District Criminal Investigations Unit. Lieutenant Calavetta also served the community as a member of the Broward County Dive Rescue Team.

In 2007, Lieutenant Calavetta was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. As a sergeant, he was chosen to supervise the District Criminal Investigations Units and Crime Suppression Teams in the Parkland and Cooper City Districts. Lieutenant Calavetta also supervised uniformed road patrol in the Parkland and Pompano Beach Districts. In 2014, he was assigned to conduct internal investigations within the Child Protection Investigations Section.

In 2015, Lieutenant Calavetta was called to serve in the Criminal Investigations Division where he led the Broward Sheriff's Office’s Economic Crimes Unit utilizing his established associations with the United States Secret Service’s Electronic Crimes and Organized Fraud Task Forces.

In 2017, Lieutenant Calavetta was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and served the City of Pompano Beach District as the Night Shift Patrol Commander. Lieutenant Calavetta was later selected as the Executive Officer of the County Court Services District, where he currently serves.

Lieutenant Calavetta holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Supervisory Leadership from Saint Thomas University and is a graduate of BSO’s Supervisor’s Leadership Academy. Lieutenant Calavetta is also an associate member of the Broward County Chiefs of Police Association.

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Court Services serves Broward County's Main Judicial Complex, as well as the West, North, and South Satellite Courthouses, the 540 Building (State & County Probation and Information Systems, and Marriage and Support Enforcement Division).

The district is responsible for the day-to-day security and operations of all circuit and county courts in Broward. Currently, this includes 90 judges, 11 general magistrates and other court officials, as well as 1,500 criminal justice employees working in the main courthouse.

The 17th Judicial Circuit (Broward County) is second largest jurisdiction and among the busiest circuits in the State of Florida. More than 67,000 defendants were processed through the Broward court system in 2017.

The district has an annual budget of $23 million that provides for 206 budgeted positions that encompasses Court Security, Court Bailiff and the Court Liaison unit.

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