Crime Commission Certifications
The Broward County Crime Commission serves the public by
establishing, implementing, and administering standards and procedures for
certification and recertification of public safety professionals. The Crime
Commission provides strategic oversight of all Crime Commission related
certification programs. This standing commission is emboldened with the
authorization in all matters pertaining to both the initial certification and
ongoing recertification (certification maintenance) of Broward County Crime
Commission certified professionals.
The Broward County Crime Commission is dedicated to
assuring the competency of professionals becoming certified in the:
1. Law, Public Safety Aide, & Security
2. Verbal De-escalation, Critical Thinking,
& Conflict Resolution Certification.
Law, Public Safety Aide &
Public Safety Aide & Security Specialist Certification encompasses a Florida
Department of Education (FLDOE) High School Secondary Curriculum that
embodies coursework in:
Officer Work (SOC 13-1041), Protective Service Work (SOC 33-9099); Forensic
Science Work (SOC 19-4092), Paralegal/Legal Assistant Work (SOC 23-2011); and
Parking Enforcement Work (33-3041).
to the Public Safety Aide position, with an accredited police agency or sheriff’s office, the
curriculum has diversified transferability of knowledge and skill content
associated with High Skill, High Wage (HSHW) occupations that include the knowledge
of law, government, industry regulation,
and critical thinking which can be affiliated with occupations including
but not limited to: 1) Compliance Officers/Managers (SOC 13-1041) ; 2) Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and
Investigators (SOC 13-1031); and 3)
Paralegal/Legal Assistants (SOC 23-2011). The curriculum also serves as a
foundation, as many paralegals eventually become attorneys (SOC 23-1011) and
many public safety aides eventually become corrections officers (SOC 33-3012)
and police officers (SOC 33-3051).
Exams of Proficiency are the Following:
I. High School Public Safety Aide Exam
Traffic Crash Investigations and Evidence Gathering
Property Crime Investigations and Evidence Gathering
Compliance and Safety Procedures
Examine, Evaluate, and Investigate Conformity with Laws & Regulations
Administrative Compliance Procedures
Security and Safety Due-Diligence
Constitutional Law and Applicable Statutes
Court System and Trial Process
Preparing for Court and Trial Processes
Ethics, Professionalism, and Customer Service
Analyze and Identify Legal issues in all cases.
II. High School Traffic Accident Investigator
III. High School Parking Enforcement
Pass the Miami Dade College
Public Safety Aide Certification Examination.
Verbal De-escalation, Logic
& Reason, Critical Thinking, & Conflict Resolution Certification:
A Certification comprised of conducting interactions with
people in a fair, just, humane and positive manner.
Training demonstrating what people have to say is crucial
to the listening process. It is no good hearing and understanding what someone
is saying if one does not listen to them through behavioral analysis.
Some portions of the Certification Process, includes, but
is not limited to demonstrating core competencies associated with:
body language (non-verbal behavior) such as gestures, facial expressions,
posture and tone of voice. Demonstrating core-competent attention to behavior is the first step in
developing a good rapport and de-escalated situation
2. Demonstrating that one is a concerned,
empathetic, and reasonable listener to the
other side of the discussion.
proper listening skills and restraint in a stressful verbally aggressive interaction. Showing sincere listening (and attention span)
4. Removing physical
barriers, environmental distractions, and noise. Selecting quiet, private, spaces away from other noises
and distractions. Offering appropriate times to talk, free of
distractions and pressures.
5. Proper eye levels during
discussions. Standing, while talking to
a person who is sitting, can intimidate
them—as it can be construed as imposing authority over him or her. The role of community services workers is not (usually) to impose decisions on a person, but rather to listen
to their stories and work with them to find the best solutions to their
6. Being fluent
with different cultural protocols and using eye contact appropriately, as different cultures have different values
attached to eye contact. For example, in western cultures, it is usually
considered appropriate to look someone in the eye
when speaking with them. People can even be viewed as dishonest if not looking into the eyes when speaking.
This is not the same for all cultures. In some
cultures, it is thought a mark of respect to look down or away when speaking to someone in authority, for example
in Aboriginal cultures.
aware of personal space. Sit facing
directly to you are addressing, with room
to move. Leaving room to move, gives the person a
feeling of space. If too far away, it
can give the impression of not connecting.
If too close, it can be construed
as an invasion of personal space
Crime Commission Certification Mission Focus:
certification, the Crime Commission validates the competency of professionals practicing the proficiency of the
1. Evidence-based best practices for
certification and better community relations.
2. The validation of competence through
professional certification for better community
3. The commitment to ongoing professional development, lifelong learning & workforce excellence for better community relations.
you are just starting the journey or well on the path of a successful public
safety career; or whether you want to establish a culture of unison, versus
division, within your community or workplace, a Broward County Crime Commission Certification
is your guide to career enhancement, potential increased salary, and greater
success in your chosen profession.