FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Amid calls for a change, Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony has announced a police reform pledge and initiatives for his office.

The sheriff, who is running for re-election in August, promises a reduction in the use of force by deputies.

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He wants to mandate racial equity and implicit bias training for all law enforcement personnel. He wants citizens appointed to the Professional Standards Committee.

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Tony also said he wants to establish a law enforcement trust fund. It will distribute at least $250-thousand at least $250,000 distributed annually to BSO’s Youth Development Program.

Tony has called on the other candidates running for sheriff to sign the pledge.

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“I call on my opponents to join me in signing this pledge as well. While I plan on earning voters’ confidence on August 18, this issue is bigger than politics. No matter who wins, this is the agenda that Broward County needs,” he said in a statement.