Broward commissioners vote to give BSO up to $4 million for 911 call centers

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Broward County Commissioners received an update on the 911 emergency that is plaguing the Broward Sheriff’s Office and led up to a shouting match between Sheriff Gregory Tony and a county commissioner the last time the issue was brought up.

Commissioners are taking action, saying they needed a short-term fix, for now.

They voted Tuesday to increase BSO’s communication budget by up to $4 million to help 911 call centers.

“None of us were told by the sheriff’s office that this was a problem,” said Commissioner Steve Geller. “We gave them what they asked for for dispatch in last year’s budget.”

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