It will be the largest such ceremony in the agency’s history.
There will be one person promoted to the rank of colonel, three to lieutenant colonel, six to major, 18 to captain, 14 to lieutenant and 18 to sergeant. Six civilian employees will be promoted, as well. The promotions will be made in the departments of law enforcement and detention.
“It’s my honor to promote these deserving employees who will play a key role in the future of BSO,” stated Sheriff Scott Israel in a prepared release. “The number of collective years of law enforcement experience that will walk across the stage during this ceremony is impressive.”
The 66 promotional candidates have about 1,200 collective years of experience in law enforcement.
Late Thursday, the Broward Sheriff’s Office also announced several changes in district leadership throughout the county.
COOPER CITY - Captain Robert Cates is a 24-year law enforcement veteran. He started his career in 1989 with the Cooper City Police Department. In 1994, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and supervised several different units such as road patrol, Internal Affairs and Youth Services.
In 2004 after Cooper City merged with BSO, Cates was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Unit. In 2007, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and assigned to the Strategic Investigations Division where he commanded the South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in addition to supervising the Gun Squad, Gang Unit and Street Crimes.
In July 2011, Cates was reassigned back to the Cooper City district as the executive officer. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Florida International University. He is also a graduate from the University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute Command Officers Development Program and Nova Southeastern University’s Institute for Criminal Justice Studies Executive Leadership Course. Captain Cates took command of Cooper City February 2, 2013.
COURT SERVICES - Captain Nichole Anderson is a 16-year veteran of BSO. She joined the agency in September 1996 as a road patrol deputy, after serving two years as a state trooper with the Florida Highway Patrol.
Anderson has a wide range of experience at BSO working as a field training deputy, supervising the agency Recruitment Division and holding the position of Executive Officer to the Sheriff. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies from Nova Southeastern University and earned a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.
Anderson is also a graduate of the 114th session of the Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Captain Anderson took command of Court Services January 19, 2013.
DANIA BEACH - In August of 1992, Captain Kevin Granville began his law enforcement career with BSO after serving as the agency’s first college intern. Shortly after working road patrol in the South Broward district, he was selected to serve on the countywide Street Crimes Unit. After three years he transferred to the Lauderdale Lakes district where he served on the district’s Selective Enforcement Team (SET), road patrol and motors.
In March 2000, Granville was promoted to the rank of sergeant and assigned to the Dania Beach district. In 2003, he was transferred to Countywide Ops and served as a supervisor in the School Resource Unit. A year later, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and assigned to the Pompano Beach district as a shift lieutenant and later executive officer for Area II. In August 2005, he was selected to serve as the executive officer to then sheriff, Ken Jenne.
In 2006, Granville attended the Southern Police Institute’s Advanced Officer’s Course and upon graduating was assigned as the executive officer in Dania Beach where he served for four years. In June of 2010, he was assigned as the acting chief and later executive officer for the Deerfield Beach district. In July 2011, he was promoted to the rank of captain and assigned to Area II in Pompano Beach. He took command of Dania Beach February 2013.
DEERFIELD BEACH - Captain Robert Schnakenberg began his law enforcement career with the City of Deerfield Beach in 1986. He became a Broward Sheriff’s deputy after the department merged with BSO in January 1990.
Captain Schnakenberg’s experience includes road patrol, Criminal Investigations, Internal Affairs and Homeland Security. He was the commander for several specialized units which include Internal Affairs, Professional Standards and the Office of Homeland Security. In January 2013, Captain Schnakenberg became the district chief for the city of Deerfield Beach. He is a recent graduate of the 251st session of the FBI National Academy.
FORT LAUDERDALE - HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - Captain Roy Liddicott joined the Broward Sheriff's Office in 2001 with the merger of BSO and the North Lauderdale Police Department where he served for 27 years, and he recently began his 39th year of service to the residents of the county.
A Broward County native, Liddicott hails from a law enforcement family: a nephew is serving as a sergeant with BSO and two brothers-in-law have retired as lieutenants with the agency.
LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA - Captain Fred Wood began his law enforcement career in December of 1989 as a detention deputy, and he transferred to the Department of Law Enforcement in December of 1993. He has worked in various areas including road patrol, Honor Guard, Field Force, Bicycle Patrol, Property Crimes, Community Policing, Regional Investigations and Staff Inspections & Accreditation. He also serves as the Commander of the BSO Bicycle Field Force.
Wood was promoted to the rank of sergeant in August of 1998 and then went on to be promoted to the rank of lieutenant in January of 2003 and became the Tamarac District Executive Officer in June of 2007. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Mountain State University and a Master’s Degree in Justice Administration from the University of Louisville.
In May of 2008, Wood graduated from the Southern Police Institute’s 119th Administrative Officer’s Course at the University of Louisville where he served as the class president. He is also a graduate of the Center for Advanced Criminal Justice Studies’ Executive Leadership Program at Florida Atlantic University. He was promoted to captain February 16, 2013.
LAUDERDALE LAKES AND UNINCORPORATED CENTRAL BROWARD - Captain Andrew Dunbar was named chief of BSO’s Lauderdale Lakes district in July 2011. He previously served as the executive officer in the Central Broward district, Pompano Beach district Area I and as a patrol commander in the Dania Beach district.
Dunbar’s law enforcement career began in March 1992, in the BSO Department of Detention where he served as a detention deputy and a drill instructor. In 1996, he moved to the Department of Law Enforcement and was assigned to the Deerfield Beach district where he served as a patrol deputy and field training deputy. He was later promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2002, and assigned to the Tamarac district where he served as a patrol sergeant and detective sergeant for the district’s SET. He is also the operational commander for BSO's Field Force.
Dunbar earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Union Institute and University and a Master's Degree in Executive Management from St. Thomas University. He is also a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum's Senior Management Institute of Police, the Criminal Justice Institute’s Executive Leadership Program and the University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute Command Officers Development Course.
NORTH LAUDERDALE - Captain Will Jackson began his law enforcement career in December of 1995 with the City of Pompano Beach Police Department. In August of 1999, the Pompano Beach Police Department merged with BSO.
Jackson is a graduate from the University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute, Command Officers Development Course and has been recognized for acts of heroism and service, receiving numerous awards and medals to include the Gold Cross. During his career, Captain Jackson worked as a road patrol deputy and began training new recruits as a Field Training Officer in 1998.
As an honor graduate from Palm Beach College’s 88th Police Academy, Jackson sought to return to the class room as an instructor. In October of 2000 he was accepted by the training division as a Department of Law Enforcement trainer. During his tenure as a trainer, he specialized in Human Diversity, Firearms and Use of Force. As a State of Florida certified trainer, he taught various courses to thousands of deputies, police officers and civilians at the Broward Sheriff’s Office Institute for Criminal Justice Studies.
Jackson was promoted to the rank of sergeant in June of 2001 and returned to the Pompano Beach district. In June of 2005, he was promoted to lieutenant and transferred to the North Lauderdale district. In 2009, he was appointed as the district’s executive officer. In October of 2010, he moved to the Central Broward district also as the district’s executive officer.
In preparation for a merger between Central Broward and the Lauderdale Lakes district, Captain Jackson was appointed as the executive officer of both districts. In July of 2012, he was appointed to his fourth command as an executive officer when he was placed in the Dania Beach district. After a brief tour in Dania Beach, he returned to North Lauderdale where he currently serves as captain.
OAKLAND PARK - Captain Al Hubrig joined BSO in December of 1991 after graduating from Nova Southeastern University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Legal Studies. He served as a road patrol deputy and on the newly formed Bicycle Unit. He was later promoted to the rank of sergeant in 1997.
Hubrig has held positions on several transition teams, which oversaw the mergers of BSO with the Pompano Beach, Oakland Park, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and North Lauderdale police departments. He also was a member of the team that coordinated the historic merger of BSO with Broward County Fire Rescue.
After supervising road patrol, Narcotics and Robbery intervention units, Hubrig was promoted to the rank of lieutenant in 2004. In 2006, Captain Hubrig became the executive officer of the Oakland Park district. He has recently completed his Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Nova Southeastern University and has successfully completed the Executive Leadership Program and the University of Louisville Southern Police Institute Commanders Course.
Hubrig is also a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy Session 248. He was promoted to captain February 23, 2013.
PARKLAND - Captain Marvin Stoner began his law enforcement career 41 years ago with the Maryland State Police Department. In 1987, he relocated to South Florida and began serving with the Cooper City Police Department.
In 2004, the Cooper City Police Department merged with BSO. During his many years of service in Cooper City, Stoner worked road patrol, Internal Affairs, Media Relations, Property, Youth Services and was a proud member of the Dive/Rescue Team.
Stoner earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Studies and is a graduate of the prestigious Southern Police Institute’s 10th Command Officers Development Course. Stoner was promoted as district captain in May 2011.
PEMBROKE PARK/WEST PARK - Captain Danzell Brooks joined the Broward Sheriff’s Office Jan. 28, 2013. He began his law enforcement career with the Hollywood Police Department in 1982 where he performed duties in the Patrol Division, Vice, Intelligence, Crime Suppression Unit, South Broward Drug Enforcement Unit, Internal Affairs and the Narcotics Unit as a detective. He also worked as a school resource officer, participated in the PAL, initiated the “Drug Talk” program and served as the Youth Crime Watch Coordinator.
In 1993, Brooks was assigned to the South Broward Drug Enforcement Unit as a sergeant working with the FBI, DEA and the United States Secret Service. Other assignments throughout his career include being the Commander of the Crisis Negotiation Team and the Dignitary Protection Unit. Captain Brooks was the first African American at Hollywood PD to be promoted to the ranks of captain and major.
Brooks is currently an adjunct professor at the Union Institute and University in Miami, Florida where he teaches courses in Criminal Justice and Alternative Dispute Resolution. He is also a member of the National Organization for Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) as well as the South Florida Chapter. Captain Brooks earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Alabama State University and a Master of Science Degree in Dispute Resolution from Nova Southeastern University. He is also a graduate of the University of Louisville Southern Police Institute 46th Command Officers Management Course.
POMPANO BEACH - Major John Hale was named district chief for the Pompano Beach District as well as major for BSO’s North Patrol Services Region in February 2013. He began his law enforcement career with the Pompano Beach Police Department in 1987, serving as a patrol officer, Criminal Investigations detective, patrol sergeant and Internal Affairs supervisor. This assignment continued through the merger with BSO in 1999.
Hale was promoted to the rank of lieutenant in 2000 and served as the executive officer for both patrol areas in Pompano Beach. In 2003, he was promoted to captain and served as an area commander in Pompano Beach. In February 2004, Major Hale was named chief of the Cooper City district following the merger of their law enforcement and fire rescue services with BSO.
Hale holds both Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Criminal Justice Management from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. He is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University’s Criminal Justice Executive Leadership Program as well as the 234th session of the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
PORT EVERGLADES - Captain Dan Cummings has served as the district chief for Port Everglades since May of 2000 and was promoted to captain in April 2002. Previously, he served as the executive officer at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
Cummings began his law enforcement career in 1973 with the Deerfield Beach Police Department and continued with BSO following Deerfield’s merger with the agency in 1989. He has experience in road patrol, Criminal Investigations, Staff Inspections, Narcotics Unit and the Broward State Attorney’s Organized Crime Task Force. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Barry University and attended the Southern Police Institute Executive Development Course.
SOUTHWEST RANCHES - Captain Linda Canada-Stuck is a 25-year veteran of BSO. She started her career in 1987 as a road patrol deputy in South Broward. As a deputy, she served as a field training officer, school resource officer, bicycle patrol deputy and coordinated community projects in Lauderdale Lakes.
In 1998 Canada-Stuck was promoted to the rank of sergeant and supervised the DUI Task Force, followed by Court Security. In 2003 she was promoted to the rank of lieutenant serving in Deerfield Beach, Central Broward and most recently in the Oakland Park district. She was promoted to captain March 2, 2013.
Canada-Stuck received her Bachelor’s Degree from Barry University and is a graduate of the National Sheriff’s Association/Southern Police Institute Executive Leadership Program.
TAMARAC - Captain Neal Glassman began his law enforcement career in New York City in 1985. After moving to South Florida, he started with BSO in 1989 as a road patrol deputy in west Broward. Throughout his career he has held several positions, including a detective in the Weston district and Aggravated Felonies Unit. In 2002, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant.
From 2002-2011, Glassman served as a sergeant in various units, including the South Broward road patrol and Criminal Investigations, Robbery and Homicide Units. Captain Glassman served in the United States Navy Reserves from 1980-1986. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Long Island University and a Master’s Degree in Management from the University of Phoenix.
Glassman was promoted to lieutenant and executive officer of the Deerfield Beach district in July 2011. He was promoted to captain February 13, 2013 and transferred to Tamarac.
WESTON - Captain Kevin Butler began his law enforcement career in 1980 with the City of Pompano Beach and worked various road patrol assignments. In 1985, he was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Unit as a detective.
Butler was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 1993, and worked first as a patrol sergeant and then as a criminal investigations sergeant. This assignment continued through the merger with BSO in 1999. In 2002, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and was assigned as the section commander for the Street Crime Unit, Gang Unit, Organized Crime Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Auto Theft and Cargo Theft Unit.
Butler graduated from the Southern Police Institute Officer Command Development School in 1996 and the prestigious FBI National Academy in 2006. He received an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Broward College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Nova Southeastern University. In 2006, he was promoted to the rank of captain and was assigned to command the Strategic Investigations Division.
In February 2009, Butler was selected captain for the unincorporated Central Broward district. In 2011, he was selected to serve the City of Weston and the unincorporated West Broward region as district captain.