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By Cops Can Stop You Anywhere | Wednesday, July 16, 2008, 09:39 AM
Speeders and aggressive drivers in Broward County — Beware.
Beginning Aug. 1, a new agreement between the Broward Sheriffs Office and several cities takes effect that removes jurisdictional boundaries on enforcement.
That means sheriff’s deputies will now be able to nab certain traffic violators in Coral Springs and Coral Springs officers can do likewise in unincorporated areas.
Now, there’s nothing a deputy can do if he sees someone speeding in a city which has its own police department. But that’s going to change with the new agreements.
The enforcement is limited to drunk driving, careless driving and aggressive driving, which includes red light running.
Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti has inked the pacts with Sunrise, Coral Springs, Coconut Creek and Margate. Other cities, including Fort Lauderdale, are thinking about joining.
It also covers 14 cities and areas that are already under the sheriff’s control, including Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach and Dania Beach.
So is this an idea that you would like to see in Palm Beach County?
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July 16, 2008 11:24 AM | Post your comment
Well, once again the Palm Beach Post reports the wrong facts to the public. “Florida State Statute authorizes the Sheriff of the county to be the chief law enforcment officer. Either he, or through his appointed deputies, WILL enforce all state laws and county ordinances in that county in which they serve”. The post has it all wrong. A Sheriff’s deputy may enforce any law violation in ANYWHERE in that county. Municipal police officers are bounded by juristictional lines. This new agreement being passed by Sheriff Lamberti gives municipal officers the ability to enforce mostly traffic laws outside of their cities. Deputies who work for BSO and are assigned to contract cities like Pompano Beach or Deerfield are still Deputy Sheriff’s and are not affected by juristictional boundaries. Perhaps the post should start to research its facts before it prints its paper every day.
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July 16, 2008 12:11 PM | Link to this
And will law enforcement ticket their own for aggressive driving, speeding, red light running, etc?