BSO Col. Nichole Anderson was selected by Sheriff Gregory Tony to be his second in command.
The Broward Sheriff's Office has made history by electing a black woman to be the Undersheriff on the force. BSO Col. Nichole Anderson was selected by Sheriff Gregory Tony to be his second in command.
#NEW: @browardsheriff announces his new under sheriff: Colonel Nichole Anderson, the first African-American woman to hold that post. She’s been at Broward Shefiff’s Office 23 years. @WPLGLocal10 pic.twitter.com/5TeCv5EHmX— Hatzel Vela (@HatzelVelaWPLG) September 10, 2019
Anderson served with the BSO for 23 years and was ranked as a Major and Colonel during her time on the force. "Today is another unprecedented day in our county, and in the history of this agency," Sheriff Gregory Tony said.
Today, I witnessed history as Sheriff Tony appointed Colonel Nichole Anderson @browardsheriff Undersheriff! Why is this history? She’s the first African American female to hold the title as Undersheriff. Congrats are in order! 👏🏾 pic.twitter.com/pbxhnbXzvK— Robyn Hankerson (@BSO_Robyn) September 10, 2019
Anderson's focus has remained steadfast. "There is a change in roles and responsibilities, but the mission is still clear: Service," she said. "Service to the agency and service to the community that we serve."
History was made today as @browardsheriff appointed Colonel Nichole Anderson to the position of Undersheriff, making her the first African American female to hold that title. #BSOProud #MakingHistory #FierceWomen #ButFirstLetsTakeASelfie pic.twitter.com/miqDYwAp4F— Keyla Concepcion (@bso_keyla) September 10, 2019
Undersheriff Anderson will be replacing Col. Sean Zukowsky.
Here's a video of the announcement naming Nichole Anderson as the new Undersheriff of Boward Sheriff's Office.