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Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association

Local I.U.P.A 6020


April 15th 2022

To All Members,

In our continued efforts to keep the membership informed, the Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association, I.U.P.A. Local 6020 would like to discuss a few topics with you.

Contract: The newest contract is available to view on the front page of the I.U.P.A. Local 6020 website ( In accordance with Article 19- Wages, the 1% COLA, effective the first pay period in October 2021, and all retroactive monies, will be reflected on the April 15th, paycheck.  The 2% COLA, effective the first pay period in April 2022, will be reflected on the April 29th, paycheck. Additionally, in accordance with Article 37 -Vacations & Holidays, an additional four (4) hours of personal day will be reflected on the April 15th paycheck for bargaining unit members that were working a 12-hour shift as of January 1st.

Attorney Representation and Legal Defense Fund: If you become the subject employee of an Internal Affairs investigation, the I.U.P.A. Local 6020, will provide you with an attorney to represent you. If you receive a notice from BSO stating you are the subject of an Internal Affairs investigation, please call the I.U.P.A. Local 6020 Union Office (954-960-3257) and select the option for Attorney Michael Finesilver, who is the I.U.P.A. Local 6020’s full time attorney. The I.U.P.A. Local 6020 provides full attorney representation to its members who become the subject employee of an Internal Affairs investigation. The I.U.P.A. Legal Defense Fund, available to I.U.P.A. members, has over 51 million dollars in the reserves with no caps or deductibles.

I.U.P.A. Local 6020 Executive Committee:  The I.U.P.A. Local 6020, recently had a vacancy for the Secretary-Treasurer position. Greg LaCerra, will be filling the Secretary-Treasurer position for the remainder of this term and will vacate his position if Jeff Bell is reinstated prior to this current terms expiration. Jeff Bell currently has a preliminary injunction hearing set for May 13th, before a federal judge. Below are the current Executive Committee members.


President: Jason Zehler (email:

Vice President: Matt Cowart (email:

Secretary-Treasurer: Greg LaCerra (email:


Professional Standards Committee: Only the sitting Union (I.U.P.A.) may represent you at these hearings and argue your case for dismissal or a reduction in recommended discipline.  No other Union is allowed to attend on behalf of a DLE Deputy or Sergeant.

Grievances: Only the labor organization certified by Florida’s Public Employees Relations Commission to represent all BSO law enforcement deputies and sergeants, I.U.P.A., can file a grievance against the Sheriff’s Office on behalf of a member of the collective bargaining unit.  No other union can file a grievance.

Congratulations to the Hollywood Police Department on Leaving the PBA: An election was held and the Hollywood PD has officially voted to leave the Broward PBA as their representing union. Only 6% of the voters had confidence in “the new PBA” to continue to represent them. As a results of the Broward PBA’s failed leadership, the Hollywood PD will now join the BSO deputies, sergeants, and lieutenants, Hallandale PD, and Miramar PD to have all left the Broward County PBA for better leadership and representation.


I.U.P.A. Local 6020