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Noted Professional Activities

Robert R. Pusins
Broward County E-911 Consolidated Regional Communications System

Directed and monitored the operation and the consolidation of the Broward County Regional Communications System that provides E-911 and law enforcement and fire rescue dispatch services for 29 municipalities and the special patrol areas of the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, Port Everglades and the Department of Detention through call taking, dispatch, teletype, supervision, quality assurance, audio evidence and training services.

CIT — Crisis Intervention Team Training

Implemented the "Memphis Model" CIT Program in Broward County resulting in over 3,500 local and county law enforcement officers achieving CIT certification to sustain the CIT mission for more effective interactions among law enforcement, individuals with mental illness, their families, mental health care providers and communities and to reduce the stigma of mental illness. (2000-2018)

Policy Review and Development

Over 20 years of experience in the executive level review, development and revision of agency policies to maintain and reflect current best practices, especially in the high liability areas of use of force, pursuits and arrests.

Citizens Review Board

A Citizen Review Board appointee responsible for the review of over 200 investigations regarding police misconduct conducted by the Office of Internal Affairs. (1995-2000)

Hiring Committee

Chaired the Hiring Committee at the Fort Lauderdale Police Department and was responsible for the hiring of all police officers and other non-sworn positions through the efforts of the Recruiting Unit. (1992-1996)

Homeless Initiatives

Spearheaded the development and implementation of the police department's efforts to meet the expectations and often conflicting demands of elected officials, the business and community leaders, advocates for the homeless, social service providers and the homeless population. Developed a law enforcement protocol regarding police-homeless contacts, implemented Homelessness 101 training program for police officers and initiated a nationally acclaimed Police Homeless Outreach Team program that was featured in "The Journal: The Voice of Law Enforcement, (May 2000). Worked in a collaborative approach with staff, the City of Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Inc., Broward Coalition for the Homeless, Inc., and Legal Aid regarding the issue of homelessness.

Replicated these efforts with the Broward Sheriff's Office and developed the Homeless Outreach Team, which was awarded the International Association of Chiefs of Police 2014 Civil Rights Award, and the resulting Broward County Multi-Agency Homeless Outreach Task Force. (2013-2018)

Civil Citation Program

Led the full implementation of the Civil Citation Program at the Broward Sheriff's Office to allow youth who have committed a minor first-time, second and third-time misdemeanor offense the opportunity to participate in a pre-arrest civil citation program without being arrested. (2013-2018)

Accreditation

Initiated the successful process for the Fort Lauderdale Police Department to attain accreditation recognition from the Commission on Accreditation for Florida Law Enforcement Agencies and served as an assessor for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

Management Assessor

A visiting management assessor for numerous municipal and county governments including Birmingham (AL), Jacksonville (FL), Little Rock (AR), Margate (FL), Miami (FL), Miami-Dade County (FL), Orlando (FL), Pompano Beach (FL) and Troy (OH).

Instructor — Facilitator

Developed and presented workshops regarding the police response to homelessness at the following:

  • IACP International Conference, Chicago, IL (2015)
  • Broward County Neighborhood Conference, Hollywood, FL (2001)
  • Florida Neighborhood Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL (2000)
  • Florida Coalition for the Homeless State Conference, Orlando, FL (2000)
  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Best Practices Conference, Tallahassee, FL (2000)
  • National Alliance to End Homelessness Annual Conference, Washington, DC (1999)
Commendations and Awards
  • Recipient of over 100 letters of commendation and appreciation
  • CIT International "Pioneer Award" (2017)
  • The International Association of Chiefs of Police Agency Civil Rights Award – BSO Homeless Outreach Team (2014)
  • Police Officer of the Month (1986)
Publications
  • "Recapturing Lives: Homeless Outreach in Broward County, Florida," The Police Chief, (Nov 2014)
  • "Police Response to Homelessness," The Journal: The Voice of Law Enforcement, (Fall 2000)
Active Memberships
  • FBI National Academy Associates (FBI NA)
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP, Life Member)
  • National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA)
  • Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
  • National Emergency Number Association (NENA)
  • Association of Professional Communications Officers International (APCO)

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