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  • Hollywood police launch economic crimes unit

    HOLLYWOOD The identities of those living here should now be a little bit safer. The Hollywood Police Department has launched an economic crimes unit, which will investigate crimes including identity theft and fraud. The unit will also be there to help...
  • Residents, cops mingle at National Night Out

    Residents, cops mingle at National Night Out
    UPDATE: The Lauderhill event at John Mullins Park was canceled Tuesday morning because heavy weather is expected. A new date will be set, Lauderhill police spokesman Gregory Solowsky said in a release. Folks will be out in the streets Tuesday night to...
  • Detective praised as 'American hero' day after fatal shooting outside pub

    Detective praised as 'American hero' day after fatal shooting outside pub
    A day after a deadly gunfight outside an Irish pub, Fort Lauderdale Detective Mark Shotwell was in the hospital recovering from gunshot wounds while being lauded as a hero for possibly saving the life of a woman in distress. Shotwell, 56, was wounded...
  • Critical Mass or critical mess?

    Critical Mass or critical mess?
    On the evening of Friday, May 30, Daniel Littell reportedly did what cyclists across South Florida do every day: He flipped off a motorist. Problem: The motorist was Fort Lauderdale Police officer Jason Wilson, who jumped from his cruiser, knocked...
  • Police become first responders in mental-health crisis

    The question was simple: What are some names we call people with mental illness? The cops in the classroom laughed nervously before answering: nut job, bananas, schizo, psycho, cuckoo, wacko, whackadoodle, Signal 20, crazy, loco, insane, batty,...
  • Fort Lauderdale trains for 'active shooter'

    Fort Lauderdale trains for 'active shooter'
    City of Fort Lauderdale employees are being trained this week by two police detectives in how to handle an active shooter. It's a first for the city, city spokesman Chaz Adams said. "With the rise in active shooter incidents across the country,'' said...
  • About Scott Israel

    About Scott Israel
    For the past 30 years, Scott J. Israel has continually advanced into positions of increased responsibility as a law enforcement leader.  He spent the first 25 years of his career with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, a Florida State Accredited and...
  • Kathy Koch, president, Ambit Advertising and Public Relations

    Kathy Koch, president, Ambit Advertising and Public Relations
    Last week: Our economy is in a delicate balance. The FIU report that Florida wages are dropping for most of our households while costs are rising was offset by an idea for a countywide sales tax increase. A penny increase has merit as Broward County...
  • Scott signs Internet cafe ban

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation Wednesday that bans Internet cafes, senior arcades and maquinitas in Florida. “The Legislature did the right thing to crack down on illegal gaming operators,” Scott said in a statement....
  • Scott signs off on Internet cafe ban

    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott quietly  signed legislation Wednesday that bans Internet cafes, senior arcades and maquinitas in Florida. “The Legislature did the right thing to crack down on illegal gaming operators," Scott said in a statement....
  • Fort Lauderdale union chiefs support Israel for sheriff

    Fort Lauderdale union chiefs support Israel for sheriff
       A union chief from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department is throwing a fundraiser for Broward sheriff's candidate Scott Israel.  Reminds me of a few years back, when Fort Lauderdale considered getting rid of its own department and going with BSO,...