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 CALEA Recognized Agency comprised of over 800 employees and retired in 2004 with the rank of Captain/S.W.A.T. Commander, when he accepted the position of Chief of Police at North Bay Village Police Department. During his tenure with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Scott Israel was assigned to the Community Policing Division, Police Operations Bureau and Special Investigations Division. As a member of those Divisions, he constantly demonstrated a unique ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relations with groups and individuals. As the Chief of Police in North Bay Village, he continued to foster strategic partnerships with the community, thereby enhancing the safety and well-being of the citizens; and was honored by the Dade County Police Benevolent Association as the “2005 Police Chief of the Year".
Scott Israel’s substantial law-enforcement background includes significant senior command level experience, as well as, that of Police Chief in a South Florida Community that enjoys an integrated mix of cultures, ages, races, and ethnic backgrounds. He is a skilled leader and an accomplished manager of resources with a talent for inspiring teamwork among public safety personnel, citizen groups and community leaders. He has been successful in all areas of community policing, including crime prevention and crime control education and enforcement. He has a proven record as a fair and respected law enforcement leader and an ardent supporter of front-line personnel. In addition to possessing a B.A. Degree, he is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (212 Session). It is for these reasons that Scott J. Israel sought the Office of Broward County Sheriff and is convinced that by working together as a community, we can make the Broward Sheriff's Office not only the best run law enforcement organization in the Country, but also the kind of world class law enforcement organization, which it should be. On a personal level, Sheriff Scott J. Israel was the recipient of the “2008 Brian Piccolo Coach of the Year” in recognition of his lifetime achievement in youth sports. “Coach Scott” has been the head coach of the Coral Springs Charger’s Tackle Football Team, and also coached football at Stoneman Douglas High School and North Broward Preparatory Academy. In 2008, Scott J. Israel was honored by the Sunrise Democratic Club as "Democrat of the Year.”
Sheriff Scott J. Israel has been married to Susan Galla Israel for 21 years; and they are the parents of triplets, Brett, Blake and Blair. They reside in Parkland, Florida.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun