SUNRISE (CBSMiami) – Broward County will officially have a new Sheriff on Tuesday when Scott Israel is sworn in.

The swearing-in ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 8th at The Faith Center, located at 5555 NW 9th Avenue in Sunrise.

He will be sworn in by Broward County Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes.

Voters elected Israel to the position in November. He’ll take over the position from outgoing Sheriff Al Lamberti and lead the 5,500 employees of the Broward Sheriff’s Office. The public is invited to attend.

“I am honored and humbled to be elected as the sheriff of Broward County. I am committed to working with the men and women of BSO and the residents to ensure that Broward County is a safe place to work and live,” Israel said.

After Israel accepts the oath of office, he will swear in the BSO personnel in attendance. Israel will also administer the oath of office to employees at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 8 in Bailey Hall at Broward College Central Campus at 3501 S.W. Davie Rd. in Davie.

Additional BSO personnel will be sworn in 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. Wednesday, January 9 at the African American Research Library at 2650 Sistrunk Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office is one of the largest fully-accredited sheriff’s offices in the nation, providing law enforcement services to 17 districts, including all of the county’s unincorporated areas and various cities that contract with BSO and fire rescue services to most of the unincorporated areas and seven contract cities. The agency provides law enforcement services to the county courthouses and provides both law enforcement and fire rescue services to the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades. It also runs the four county jails, housing an average of 4,500 inmates daily.


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