This is why developing strong relationships with first responders is absolutely critical for the medical community. I have the great pleasure of serving as the CEO of Memorial Regional Hospital, one of the largest and busiest hospitals in Florida. Memorial Healthcare System provides care for some of the sickest and most critically injured patients in the Tri-County region and we hear stories daily about heroic efforts by our First Responders to save these patients. The impact they make in the field is life changing for the patients they care for.

Thanks to the efforts of the Broward Sheriffs Advisory Council, we are able to further support our First Responders and supplement their needs to provide critical resources for innovative programs to make our community a safe place to live, visit and work. I am honored to be a member of this group that donates time and resources to protecting those that protect us.

Peter Powers

CEO, Memorial Regional Hospital

BSAC Board of Directors Member


BSAC recently funded $300,000, the single largest funding request towards equipment and technology for BSO. Aligned with our mission and programs, BSAC provided the following:

  • Advanced Technology Computers and Magnet Forensics Training Passports for the BSO Digital Forensic Unit 
  • Updated Aviation flight helmets 
  • Ballistic rifle-rated shields for BSO SWAT 
  • Enhanced clip-on thermal imagers, worn with current Night Vision Goggles (also purchased by BSAC) enhancing the life safety for SWAT team members 
  • New Side Scan Sonar used for diverse missions to enhance the Marine Patrol and Dive Rescue Units 

On Wednesday, May 3rd, we had the pleasure of hosting our annual Valor Award Ceremony at the Lauderdale Yacht Club to recognize the extraordinary acts of bravery by Broward County’s first responders. In a luncheon that acknowledged our noble heroes and honored the fallen, we celebrated the stories of those who displayed courage, sacrifice, and commitment to keep our community safe.

On Thursday, July 20th we hosted over 30 members for our Summer Sip & Socialize at CANYON. Attendees enjoyed lively libations, delicious bites, and the opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow like-minded members who believe in protecting those that protect us.

BSAC hosted a fun day at a Miami Dolphins Game for our BSAC family members thanks to the generosity of Chairman’s Council members, Sandy, Bob, and Chad Moss. They planned a special day full of football, cheers, and laughter that we will all remember!

On Saturday, August 5th we partnered with the Pompano Beach Firefighters Benevolent Association at Centennial Park in Pompano Beach to give away over 1200 backpacks to children in grade K-12. It was a family fun event with music, games, food, drinks, and a barber on-site for back-to-school haircuts.

On Wednesday, August 16th we hosted our Annual Membership appreciation breakfast. Members had breakfast with the BSO Aviation, SWAT, Marine, Dive, & K9 Unit, along with Sheriff Tony and BSO command staff, There were also BSO assets on static display for members to experience up close.


Peter Powers, BSAC Board Director, Chairman’s Council member and CEO of Memorial Health represented BSAC and Memorial Health as the guest speaker at the FBINAA Luncheon. This event brought together law enforcement executives from around the state to share, collaborate and exchange information, all of which makes our communities safer.

On September 9th, BSAC had the opportunity to participate in the Tunnel to Towers 5k Run & Walk Ft. Lauderdale where they honored BSO Battalion Chief Terryson Jackson. Tunnel to Towers is a charitable organization founded in tribute to New York Fire Department firefighter Stephen Siller, who died on September 11. Communities join together to retrace his final footsteps and all those lost on that sad day.