Broward County
Crime Commission

"Evil Triumphs When Good People Stand Idly By"


Broward County Crime Commission Certification’s bolster professional skills, elevate core competency, enhance quality control, promote safety, and promulgate temperance in the community.

About 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 Certification.

       2. Verbal De-escalation, Critical Thinking, & Conflict Resolution Certification.

Law, Public Safety Aide & Security Certification:

The Law, Public Safety Aide & Security Specialist Certification encompasses a Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) High School Secondary Curriculum that embodies coursework in:

Compliance 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).

In addition 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).

The Required Exams of Proficiency are the Following:

I. High School Public Safety Aide Exam

            A. Traffic Crash Investigations and Evidence Gathering

            B. Property Crime Investigations and Evidence Gathering

            C. Compliance and Safety Procedures

            D. Examine, Evaluate, and Investigate Conformity with Laws & Regulations

            E. Administrative Compliance Procedures

            F. Security and Safety Due-Diligence

            G. Constitutional Law and Applicable Statutes

            H. Court System and Trial Process

            I. Preparing for Court and Trial Processes

            J. Ethics, Professionalism, and Customer Service

            K. Analyze and Identify Legal issues in all cases.

II.  High School Traffic Accident Investigator Exam

III. High School Parking Enforcement Specialist Exam

IV. Finally, 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:

1.         Understanding 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.

3.         Demonstrating proper listening skills and restraint in a stressful verbally      aggressive interaction. Showing sincere listening (and attention span) skills.           

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 situations.

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.

7.         Being 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:

        Through certification, the Crime Commission validates the competency of professionals   practicing the proficiency of the certification attained.

Values-based Leadership​​​​

1. Evidence-based best practices for certification and better community relations.


2. The validation of competence through professional certification for better community relations.

3. The commitment to ongoing professional development, lifelong learning & workforce excellence for better community relations.


Why Get Certified?

Whether 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.