Sheriff Tony Dedicates $1 Million to Racial Equity and Implicit Bias Training Program for Law Enforcement Officers

On Friday, June 5, the Broward County Chiefs of Police Association (BCCPA) held a news conference at the Broward Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Building to show their solidarity against the in-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and to announce a plan of action.

In light of the tragedy, law enforcement agencies across Broward County will join BSO in participating in the countywide Racial Equity and Implicit Bias Training Program for law enforcement officers which aims to combat racism.

“I’m committing $1 million to fund the launch of this program,” Sheriff Gregory Tony said.

This is an increase in the $500,000 that was initially committed to this initiative in 2019.

Standing together to ensure a safer Broward, Sheriff Tony and BCCPA routinely discuss concerns in the community and work toward the best solutions.

Watch the Sheriff Tony’s announcement below:

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  1. With current scrutiny over Sheriff Gregory Tony, with the Police Union crying out for his dismissal, it is important that Sheriff
    Tony shows that he represents more than his concerns over his job that he cares about what happens in the community. The history of Broward County Law Enforcement has always shown discrimination toward people of color. And behind the law enforcement scene was policies and attitudes that supported that discrimination. Maybe there a chance that Broward County may get it right, this time.

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