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Broward Sheriff's Office creates social justice task force

Sheriff calls task force 'a force for positive change'
Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony announces social justice task force
Posted at 12:14 PM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 13:12:40-04

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The Broward Sheriff's Office is creating a social justice task force.

Sheriff Gregory Tony announced the creation of the task force during a news conference Thursday morning at BSO headquarters.

Tony said the goal of the task force is to encourage mutual listening, learning and educating in order to address community challenges, achieve goals and improve the quality of life for residents.

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"I envision this task force being a force for positive change in Broward County," Tony said. "We are committed to building partnerships within communities and solving problems while also enhancing transparency, communication and accountability."

The task force will be comprised of BSO leaders, clergy and other community members who have demonstrated a commitment to improving Broward County.

An orientation was held Wednesday. Formal meetings will begin later this year.

The task force plans to meet six times a year.

"It's not a matter of just listening to the community," Tony said. "It's a matter of being responsive to the community."