After nearly three decades of service to Broward County, Community Programs Supervision Specialist Pamela Ford, 54, died Sept. 4, after testing positive for COVID-19 on Aug. 12. Sheriff Gregory Tony and the men and women of the Broward Sheriff’s Office are deeply saddened and grieving her loss.
In January 1993, Ford was hired by Broward County as a court probation officer. In 2001, the duties of County Probation transitioned to BSO, and she became a probation specialist I. During her tour of duty in BSO’s Department of Detention and Community Programs, Ford served through several title changes including probation specialist, community control supervision specialist and community programs supervision specialist.
Within the Department of Detention and Community Programs, Ford was assigned to the Misdemeanor Probation Division. As a community programs supervision specialist, she would review probation cases and complete monthly computer checks on clients. She would ensure that criminal and sex offender checks were completed as well.
Ford supervised an average of 130 cases, making direct contacts with the clients to ensure compliance with court ordered conditions. While positively impacting countless lives, she was well respected by clients and community partners and well loved by her probation family.
Before becoming a court probation officer in Broward, Ford worked as an intake specialist at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office.
In June 1984, she graduated from North Miami Senior High School in North Miami and went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in business management at Florida Memorial College (now Florida Memorial University).
Self-motivated, respected, consistent, considerate, pleasant disposition and dependable team member are just some of the attributes that describe Ford. She’s also remembered for volunteering for additional tasks and coordinating office celebrations.
Ford is survived by her husband and a host of family and friends.
Final arrangements are pending.