Linked below is the official BCPBA Notice of Nominations for the BSO Deputies and Sergeants Bargaining Unit. The dates for nominations are August 5,2015 through August 19, 2015.
The City of Hollywood Police Alumni Association will hold it’s 17th Annual Reunion from Thursday, September 24 through Sunday, September 27, 2015. Full details about the event, as well as a registration form are included in this PDF and Registration form for 17th Annual Reunion .
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida â€“ July 27, 2015 â€“ The Broward County Police Benevolent Association, Inc. (BCPBA) presented awards to the winners of its annual essay contest at a quarterly board meeting held on July 21, 2015.The organization awarded top scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year to five students of the organizationâ€™s law enforcement members.
This yearâ€™s first place winner was Phillip Ximinies, Jr. of Pembroke Pines. Phillip received a $1,200 scholarship which will be applied to his education at Missouri Valley College. The first place scholarship was sponsored by Matthew Oppedisano of the Wellington, Florida-based Law Enforcement Retirement Advisory Service.
The remaining winners each received scholarships in the amount $500 from the BCPBA. The second place winner was Ryan Meyer of Boynton Beach. Ryan will be attending the University of Florida. In third place was Ryan Swanson of Coconut Creek. Ryan will be studying premed at the University of South Florida. Brendan Casey of Hollywood earned a fourth place award. Brendan will be attending Valencia College. In fifth place was Sean Allen of Cooper City. Sean will also be attending the University of Florida.
The BCPBA Annual Scholarship Award was begun in 2003 as part of The HOPE Fundâ€™s mission to assist the children of law enforcement members in their effort to attend college. To be eligible for the scholarship, participants must be the son or daughter of a Broward County PBA member in good standing and plan to be a part-time or full-time student at an accredited two or four-year University. More information about the scholarship may be found at bcpba.org.
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The Broward County Police Benevolent Association is the largest law enforcement group serving Broward County. BCPBA is a non-profit organization providing labor relations assistance and collective bargaining services for its members. Our mission is to promote professionalism in law enforcement and to protect the rights and privileges of individual law enforcement officers and civilian employees, as well as to keep citizens informed of the challenges facing law enforcement today. We are active in community events including those that support and honor law enforcement.
Official notice from BSO Chaplain Nathaniel Knowles regarding arrangements for Deputy Thomas O’Keefe. Please share and post to all interested parties.
DATE: July 6, 2015
MEMO TO: All Personnel
FROM: Chaplain Nathaniel Knowles
Office of the Chaplain
DEPUTY THOMAS Oâ€™KEEFE (12571)
DLE / DANIA BEACH
It is with deep personal regret that the Office of the Chaplain informs you of the passing of Deputy Thomas Oâ€™Keefe. After a long battle with cancer, Deputy Oâ€™Keefe passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2015, in the comfort of his home amongst family and friends. Deputy Oâ€™Keefe began his career with the Broward Sheriffâ€™s Office September 8, 2003, serving the Dania Beach District.
Deputy Oâ€™Keefe is survived by his wife Jessica and their daughter Mackenzie and parents retired Officer Thomas Oâ€™Keefe, Sr. and Mrs. Leslie Oâ€™Keefe. Arrangements for Deputy Oâ€™Keefe are as follows:
VISITATION: WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2015 5PM â€“ 8PM
T.M. Ralph Funeral Home
371 NW 136th Ave
Sunrise, FL 33325
SERVICES: THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2015 10AM
First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale
301 East Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
REPAST: Broward County Police Benevolent Association
2901 Southwest 26th Terrace
Dania Beach, FL 33312
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested to please make donations to the American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 West Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 550, Chicago, IL 60631.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Oâ€™Keefe family and the Dania Beach district during this difficult time.
Please refer all questions to the Office of the Chaplain at (954) 321-4111.
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On June 23, 2015, theÂ Broward County PBA has sent a letter to the Broward County Sheriff with a request to discuss itsÂ Policy Manual change to Chapter 6.1 governing the Use of Force. The letter is available to read in the PDF document attached below.