Captain Adam Hofstein
Captain Adam Hofstein began his career with BSO in 1991 as a deputy sheriff in the Department of Detention. In 1996, he became a law enforcement deputy with assignments in the Dania Beach and Lauderdale Lakes districts. In addition to crime prevention and patrol assignments, he served special assignments as a street crimes detective and property crimes detective. In 1999, he was chosen as a person crimes detective for the Criminal Investigations Division. He specialized in investigating child abuse, elderly abuse/exploitation, animal abuse and domestic violence.
In 2002, he was promoted to sergeant and supervised patrol units in the City of Lauderdale Lakes. Shortly after that, he was asked to return to Criminal Investigations to manage Special Victims and Violent Crimes Units. From 2011, he supervised patrol units for the City of Deerfield Beach until 2015, when he was selected as the executive officer/administrative sergeant for the Department of Administration. In 2017, he was promoted to lieutenant and assigned to the agency's Information Technology Division. Capt. Hofstein returned to Deerfield Beach in 2019 to serve as the executive officer. He was selected as the district captain in August 2021.
Captain Hofstein graduated from Florida Atlantic University's Public Leadership Program and the FAU Executive Leadership Program. In addition, he has extensive training in law enforcement practices, criminal investigations, and information technology and has served as a professional trainer in these fields throughout his career.