Clermont’s Chief of Police Chuck Broadway was a recent guest speaker at the South Lake County Historical Society. The Police Chief was a New York City Police Officer and a first responder during the September 11 terrorist attacks on the NYC Twin Towers. He was a detective with the Gainsville Police department before coming to Clermont.
Chief Broadway gave an update on the Clermont Police Department.
There are currently 74 men and women serving in the Clermont Police Department. These men and women serve in such capacities as patrolling the waterfront area on bike and throughout Clermont in their cars. There is a SWAT team, plain-clothes unit, detectives, drug enforcement officers, and even a canine unit with a German Shepherd, who is from Germany and takes commands in both German and English,
In addition to policing, the department has crossing guards, a records department, a mental-health crisis-intervention program providing therapeutic intervention versus arrest and so much more
The department sponsors a US Navy Sea Cadet program and an Explorer Unit that meets every Monday night and works with young people to help them learn how to make right choices and impact the lives of others. The department is also an active participant in Clermont’s annual Citizens’ Academy
If you are interested in history in general or the history of Lake County in particular, contact the South Lake County Historical Society by going to our website, ClermontVillage.org; by calling Roxanne Brown, Village Manager, at 352-593-8496; or by attending our membership meetings which are held on the second Monday of the month at 7 pm in the Train Depot in the Historic Village.