A few words The Broward County Police Benevolent Association became a reality in 1972, and has provided job security to hundreds of Law Enforcement Officers. The general purpose of our association is to promote professionalism among law enforcement and to protect the rights and privileges of the individual employee either as a sworn-law enforcement officer (police ) or as a civilian employee (support ). In addition we provide labor relations assistance and collective bargaining services for contract negotiations and enhance the public's support by informing the citizens of our community of the problems in law enforcement. We are an aggressive, pro-active law enforcement association joined together with a professional staff that seeks to protect the rights of our fellow employees. Associated with the Florida Police Benevolent Association; we are 26, 000 strong throughout the State of Florida. In Tallahassee, the PBA employs a full-time staff of lobbyists to aid in obtaining legislation beneficial to the Law Enforcement profession. We also maintain a constant watch on the local scene to be politically involved in local elections.