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Rising Star
10-19-2007, 11:40 AM
Over the last few weeks many of you have become aware of the Broward political scene with a new acting sheriff and the dozen or so individuals that have applied to Governor Crist for the interim position of sheriff in Broward County pending the 2008 election. Although Governor Crist has not yet chosen a particular individual for the position of Interim Sheriff your support is sought in advising the Governor that Al Lamberti should be elevated to Interim Sheriff pending the 2008 election. Said support is requested in the form of a phone call or e-mail directly to the Governors office requesting that Acting Sheriff Al Lamberti be appointed Interim Sheriff of Broward County. (See below for details.)

Although Broward County maintains the largest accredited law enforcement agency in the country, we are the only county in the state of Florida that did not have (under former Sheriff Ken Jenne) a certified law enforcement officer at the helm. For over a decade, the sheriff of Broward County was an attorney with no actual law enforcement experience. Although many feel that a politician at the top is great, many of us including myself feel that law enforcement should be ruled by a real cop. Out of the dozen or so applicants that applied for the position of Interim Sheriff in Broward County and of the nine or so that actually interviewed, my choice for the position would be Acting Sheriff Al Lamberti. It is with this that I request your assistance and support.

A few facts that you may not have known about Acting Sheriff Al Lamberti -----

Al Lamberti served as the Interim Chief of Police for the City of North Lauderdale from November 2000 until its merger with the Broward County Sheriff's Office in October 2001. He returned to the Department of Law Enforcement and assumed command of the South Patrol Region, which includes Port Everglades and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport post-September 11th.

Al Lamberti previously served as the Director of the Training and Organizational Development Division where he oversaw the Center for Advanced Criminal Justice Studies Executive Leadership Program, as well as all day-to-day training functions.

Al Lamberti also served as the Assistant Director of the Bureau of Countywide Services, which encompassed Criminal Investigations, Special Operations and Child Protective Investigations. He served as the Interim Chief of Police for the City of Hollywood from November 1998 to August 1999 and was the District Chief of the Deerfield Beach District, a post he assumed in January 1990 until his promotion to Major in May 1998.

Al Lamberti began his career with the Broward County Sheriff's Office in 1977. He started his career as a detention deputy at the Broward County Jail. He worked his way through the ranks as a road patrol deputy in the North Broward and Lauderdale Lakes districts, as a road patrol sergeant and then as lieutenant and captain in the Organized Crime Division. He then assumed his position as District Chief in Deerfield Beach in January 1990.

Al Lamberti was previously assigned as the Deputy Director of the Organized Crime Division, serving there from 1984 until 1990. During his career in the Organized Crime Division, he supervised the Narcotics Conspiracy Section, the Air/Marine Interdiction Unit, Major Case/RICO, Colombian Organized Crime Task Force, Jamaican Gang Task Force, White Collar Crime Unit and the Racketeering/Intelligence Section.

Al Lamberti was the Chairman of the Regional Coordinating Team of the Florida Violent Crime and Drug Control Council for the Southeast Region from 1999 to 2007.

Al Lamberti is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy, Quantico, Virginia. He attended the 167th Session from September-December 1991. He is the past President of the Florida Chapter of the F.B.I National Academy Associates (2004).

Al Lamberti attended Florida State University for two years (1972-1974). He holds an Associate in Science Degree in Law Enforcement from Palm Beach Community College, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Florida Atlantic University. He attended Graduate School at Florida Atlantic University, where he took coursework in Public Administration and Criminal Justice Management.

Before joining the Broward Sheriff's Office, Al Lamberti served in the U.S. Coast Guard at various duty stations, primarily Miami, Florida. He was assigned as a Special Agent in the Office of Intelligence and Law Enforcement, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve.

Al Lamberti has lectured extensively on law enforcement topics. He has instructed for the F.B.I. Academy, Institute of Law and Justice (Alexandria, Virginia), Regional Organized Crime Information Center (ROCIC - Nashville, Tennessee), Middle Atlantic-Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement Network (MAGLOCLEN-Trenton, New Jersey), Center on Organized Crime (Fort Lauderdale, Florida), Metro-Dade County Police Academy, Southeast Institute of Criminal Justice, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Miami-Dade Community College, U.S. Attorney's Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee, the Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit (LEIU), Florida Department of Corrections, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and Broward Community College, Criminal Justice Institute.

Al Lamberti has been married to his wife Holly for 15 years and has one son, Nicholas, 13 years old and two step-children: Jaime, 29 and David, 28.

In closing, how could one not support Acting Sheriff Al Lamberti for the position of Interim Sheriff of Broward County? Please call Governor Charlie Crist at (850) 488-2272 or send him an e-mail at Charlie.Crist@MyFlorida.com with a carbon copy to Chief of Staff George Lemieux at george.lemieux@eog.myflorida.com in support thereof.

10-19-2007, 07:12 PM
Keep the commercials on your own blog.

10-19-2007, 11:59 PM
We care about here FLPD. BSO has been taking over for 15 years now. Looks like a great commercial for your company. Now we have you posting BSO stuff here and another jerk posting WMPD stuff here. No thanks. We got some our own stuff to work on