Broward County
Crime Commission

"Evil Triumphs When Good People Stand Idly By"

The Broward County Crime Commission Public Safety Technology Incubator:

One of the near term objectives of the Broward County Crime Commission is to establish one of the first Public Safety Technology Incubators in the United States. The Crime Commission feels that there is a significant need for such a facility to showcase and streamline the best technology that assist law enforcement in better deterring crime.


Business incubators are programs designed to support the successful development of entrepreneurial companies through an array of business support resources and services, developed and orchestrated by incubator management and offered both in the incubator and through its network of contacts. Incubators vary in the way they deliver their services, in their organizational structure, and in the types of clients they serve..


In 2005 alone, North American incubation programs assisted more than 27,000 companies that provided employment for more than 100,000 workers and generated annual revenues of $17 billion


More than half of all business incubation programs are "mixed-use" projects; that is, they work with clients from a variety of industries. Technology incubators account for 39% of incubation programs.


Business incubation has been identified as a means of meeting a variety of economic and socioeconomic policy needs, which may include

• Creating jobs and wealth

• Fostering a community's entrepreneurial climate

• Technology commercialization

• Diversifying local economies

• Building or accelerating growth of local industry clusters

• Business creation and retention

• Encouraging women or minority entrepreneurship

• Identifying potential spin-in or spin-out business opportunities

• Community revitalization


About one-third of business incubation programs are sponsored by economic development organizations. Government entities (such as cities or counties) account for 21% of program sponsors. Another 20% are sponsored by academic institutions, including two- and four-year colleges, universities, and technical colleges.


The Crime Commission feels it has an adherent responsibility to provide the best perspective and resources of information to best assist law enforcement and protect the general public.   A technology incubator assisting law enforcement can also stimulate the local Broward County economy.