Weston and unincorporated West Broward

BSO Print Logo Broward County Sheriff's Office
17300 Royal Palm Blvd.
Weston, FL 33326
(954) 389-2010 (non-emergency)
CaptainCity of Westonhttps://www.sheriff.org/PublishingImages/Profiles/cavalieri_s.jpgWeston and unincorporated West Broward

Captain Sam Cavalieri is a 30-year veteran of the Broward Sheriff's Office. He first began his career in 1989 as a deputy assigned to the Department of Detention.  In 1990, he was hired as a police officer with the Pompano Beach Police Department. In 1999, the PBPD merged with BSO. Shortly after, he was transferred to the Criminal Investigations Division where he investigated property crimes, violent crimes, sex crimes, economic crimes and child/animal abuse. In 2004, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant where he was assigned to Road Patrol and Criminal Investigations. In 2014, he was once again promoted to the rank of lieutenant. As a lieutenant, he has served in the Pompano Beach District, Child Protective Investigations Services and the Weston District, where he is currently assigned as the captain. 

Captain Cavalieri is a graduate of the University of Louisville/Southern Police Institute, 46th Command Officers Development Course.

LieutenantExecutive Officer, Weston and Unincorporated West Browardhttps://www.sheriff.org/PublishingImages/Profiles/mccardle_m.jpghttps://www.sheriff.org/LE/Pages/Profile/DistCommandStaff.aspx?profileID=61Weston and unincorporated West Broward

Lieutenant Michele McCardle began her career with the Broward Sheriff's Office in January 2001 as a Child Protective Investigator, investigating allegations of child abuse, abandonment and neglect, until May of 2002 when she went to the Broward Police Academy.

Upon graduation from the Academy, Lt. McCardle served as a road patrol deputy in the Tamarac District for two years before being promoted to detective in property crimes. In 2005, Lt. McCardle transferred to the Criminal Investigations Division, where she continued her detective work for ten years. In March of 2015, Lt. McCardle was promoted to sergeant. She supervised road patrol from March until June 2015, when she moved to be the sergeant over the Child Protective Investigations Section of BSO. In 2017, she moved back to the Criminal Investigations Division to become the sergeant of the Special Victims Unit. 

In November 2019, Lt. McCardle arrived in the Weston District as sergeant over the Weston Crime Prevention Unit. In July 2020, Lt. McCardle was promoted and transferred back to the Criminal Investigations Division, Major Crimes Section. About a month later, she was appointed executive officer at the Weston BSO District.

Lt. McCardle graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Central Florida in 2000, with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in legal studies. She is a certified Florida Department of Law Enforcement instructor specializing in teaching child abuse and sex crimes courses for BSO deputies, detectives, supervisors and command staff, and other law enforcement officers from the tri-county area.

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In addition to Unincorporated areas of western Broward County, the district serves the City of Weston. The geographical boundaries of the district are I-75 to the east, Collier County line to the west, Griffin Road to the south and Interstate I-595/I-75 to the north. Additionally, the district patrols the Unincorporated areas along US-27 from the Palm Beach County line to the Dade County line.

BSO provides law enforcement services for the Unincorporated areas of western Broward and patrols areas along US-27 from the Palm Beach County line to the Miami-Dade County line.

The annual budget for Weston is approximately $12.5 million and provides for 99 positions including a district captain, three lieutenants, nine sergeants, 61 deputies and other positions.