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BCPBA Endorses Lauren Book For Florida Senate

The Broward County Police Benevolent Association has announced its support for Lauren Book for election to the Florida State Senate, District 32, in the General Election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

“Lauren has proven to be an incredible and resilient woman,” Broward County PBA President Jeff Marano said. “We are confident she will be a great leader and asset not only to her District 32 constituents, but to all Floridians. Law enforcement relies on public officials and we strive to endorse the very best candidates.”

Book is an author, educator and internationally respected and renowned child advocate. As founder and CEO of Lauren’s Kids, Book seeks to create a world where the exploitation of children is not tolerated. She has been named a PEOPLE All-Star Among Us, L’Oreal Woman of Worth and is the recipient of a Congressional Medal of Merit for her tireless work to protect childhood.

Since 2002, Book has advocated for the passage of laws to better support survivors of abuse and protect children from predators, including the enactment of the nation’s toughest mandatory reporting laws, the creation of child safety zones and the elimination of the Statute of Limitations for prosecution of sexual crimes committed against children. Since 2010, Lauren has walked 1,500 miles across the state of Florida annually to raise awareness and empower survivors with the message that “It’s OK to Tell.”

Book was born and raised in South Florida, where she currently resides and directs Lauren’s Kids. She graduated from the University of Miami with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and creative writing and a master’s degree in community psychology and social change.

BCPBA Endorses Bobby DuBose For Florida House

The Broward County Police Benevolent Association has announced its support for Bobby DuBose for re-election to the Florida House of Representatives, serving District 94, in the General Election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

DuBose was born in Fort Lauderdale and attended the University of Florida. He graduated with a degree in economics and began working as a self-employed insurance agent. In 2009, DuBose ran for and won a seat on the Fort Lauderdale City Commission (District III) and two years later was re-elected to a second term without opposition. He served as the Vice-Mayor of Fort Lauderdale from 2011 to 2012.

In 2014, DuBose ran for the open seat in the Florida House of Representatives, District 94, winning with 67% of the vote. DuBose serves on the Local and Federal Affairs committee, and is the ranking Democratic member on the Health Quality subcommittee.

DuBose is married to Yvette, and the couple has two children, Ethan Joshua, Jacob Emmanuel.

Hope For Deputy Peter Peraza

Law Enforcement friends, family and supporters … the Broward County PBA has set up a way of helping Deputy Peter Peraza and his family through this very difficult time. Deputy Peraza is a family man and a decent person who was thrust into this horrible situation by just doing his job and responding to a 911 call.

If you can help, please mail a check, made out to the BROWARD COUNTY PBA HOPE FUND and put Peraza in the memo section, to 2650 West State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312. You can also give them directly to Meghan Anderson, Chris Anderson, Chris Palamara, Don Huneke, Robert Lahiff or Christopher Bradley.

If you are unable to donate at this time, please send your prayers and positive thoughts.

Thank you and God bless.

New Hallandale Beach CBA Has Been Ratified

After a 5-0 vote of approval by the Hallandale Beach City Commission, the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement with the city has been officially ratified.

Highlights of the new deal include a 2 1/2 percent raise for each year of the three-year contract and a step increase for those of the rank of police officer.

“I want to thank the Hallandale Beach city commissioners and their staff for recognizing the dangerous job the men and women of the city of Hallandale Beach Police Department do each and every shift,” Broward County PBA President Jeff Marano said.

Click here to download the 2015-2018 City of Hallandale Beach Collective Bargaining Agreement Fact Sheet.

New Miramar CBA Has Been Ratified

After passage by the Broward County PBA’s bargaining unit, and a 5-0 vote of approval by the Miramar City Commission, the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement with the city has been officially ratified.

“We had a 5-0 vote from the Miramar Commission and complimentary comments from several of the commissioners,” Broward County PBA President Jeff Marano said. “It is certainly encouraging when these elected officials take the time to recognize the dangers we face as well as the commitment to the communities we serve.”

Click here to download the 2015-2018 City of Miramar Collective Bargaining Agreement Fact Sheet.

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