PARKLAND, FL- The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us in Broward County, throughout the United States and around the world. We have had to make drastic changes in the way we interact with others.
We each have a social responsibility to do our part to stop the spread of and combat this deadly disease. Though we are all hopefully practicing social distancing, this pandemic has brought us closer. As a community, we are resolved to help each other and provide assistance where it’s needed.
While the crisis is new to us, our training, preparedness and level of service remains strong at the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Our first responders are equipped with personal protective equipment and are prepared to respond to any and all incidents in a safe and effective manner.
We are also working with our community partners to direct valuable assistance to where it is needed most. BSO is connecting with community-based organizations to help meet the needs of senior citizens in our community to reduce their exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
We understand you may have many questions and concerns. Those needing non-emergency assistance should call 954-764-4357 (HELP). We have also created a dedicated resource to communicate important information to you: www.sheriff.org/SheriffTony. In the event of an emergency, please dial 911. Our Communications personnel are prepared and ready to help you.
How we, as a community, deal with the COVID-19 pandemic today will determine how we live tomorrow. There are important measures you can take to help during this crisis:
- Stay at home, and follow the orders from local, state and national officials.
- Follow health directives and suggested precautions.
- Practice social distancing if you must leave your home.
- Call and check in on those who you know live alone.
- Support local businesses.
- Stay informed.
There is no easy answer or quick fix to this crisis, but remember: we are all in this together!
Service Equals Reward
Sheriff Gregory Tony