Evaluation is accomplished in real time training by the unit that will be using the tool - whether it's a boat and motor with safe inflatable collars for boarding yachts, freighters, and ships, or a highly accurate, long range radar unit for drug interdiction, constant vigilance and advancement is imperative.
When there are over 400 square miles of water to enforce, just that one marine aspect of patrol, security, and service to its community during economic constraints can be a strain on personnel. However, the boating public won't notice it under Sheriff Lamberti, who keeps a steady ship over deputies that do more with less.
"Broward County is all about water," Sheriff Al Lamberti said. "We're surrounded by water with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Everglades eco-system on the other, plus we safeguard one of the busiest cruise and cargo ports in the world. We have to have a Marine Unit that is totally capable and fully equipped. There is no other option."