The Broward Sheriff's Office (BSO) is committed to the safe, fair and respectful treatment of all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ+) residents and visitors. BSO’s LGBTQ+ Liaison Committee mission is to strengthen the relationship between the LGBTQ+ community and BSO by creating mutual trust and confidence through community involvement and departmental education.

The LGBTQ+ Liaison Committee consists of employees from departments across BSO.

The LGBTQ+ Liaison Committee will:

  • Serve as a personal point of contact between BSO and the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Assist, advise, and consult with BSO leadership and other deputies on cases involving the LGBTQ+ community or LGBTQ+ issues.
  • Collaborate with the Training Division for ongoing education related to the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Meet with business owners, community groups, and individuals from the LGBTQ+ community to discuss public safety matters.
  • Provide a direct line of communication to discuss concerns regarding crimes directed against the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Attend events in the LGBTQ+ community as a representative of BSO.
  • Collaborate with community leaders, residents, and businesses to design and implement projects and programs to establish a closer, more effective dialogue between the Broward Sheriff's Office and the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Any other activities as designated by the Sheriff or designee.

  • LGBTQ+ Suicide Prevention
  • Broward County State Attorney Hate Crime Unit - call 954-831-8059
  • HIV/AIDS Testing or Housing
  • The Pride Center - A welcoming, safe space that celebrates, nurtures and empowers the LGBTQ+ community. They work to meet the distinct health, social, educational, socio-economic and safety needs of the LGBTQ+ community and allies.
  • LGBTQ Family AcceptanceFamily and community support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified (LGBTQ) children and youth.
  • PFLAG Broward - Support for families, friends and loved ones of the LGBTQIA+ people.
  • The Trevor Project - Suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people. 
  • Sunserve - Critical life assistance and professional mental health services.

For more information, please contact the LGBTQ+ Liaison Committee at LGBTQ@sheriff.org.