Honor Guard Academy


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Due to the ongoing Covid19 concerns, we will be postponing the 2022 Honor Guard Academy that was to be held in the early part of the year. Unfortunately we have been affected deeply in Broward County as well as our own instructors. We feel it is in the best interest of our first responders to eliminate large group gatherings.  

We salute and honor these officers who made the ultimate sacrifice after contracting Covid19 while serving their Broward communities.

Deputy Shannon Santo Bennett – 04/03/20    BSO

Sgt. Cory Pendergrass –  07/26/20 Lauderhill P.D.

Lt. Aldemar Renfigo Jr. –  08/16/20   BSO

Sgt. Shane Owens –  03/27/21    BSO

Det. Jon Alexander Cooke –  07/02/21 Hollywood PD

Ofc. Jennifer Sepot – 08/14/21 Ft. Lauderdale PD

Sgt. Patrick W. Madison – 08/20/21 Coral Springs PD


Please check back for any updates for this academy.




We are currently not accepting certified Law Enforcement, Corrections & Fire Department Honor guard members for our 2020 Honor Guard Academy. This 32 hr class is designed with proper protocol for police, fire and K-9 services. Mandatory attendance is required for team work method of training at each station. The HGA is designed for the new or veteran member. Whether you have one member needing to attend or ten, this sensitive training will help guide your agency when dealing with events from colors posting and presentation to full service line of duty death services.

The HGA registration process is online ONLY.  Please see below to register up to 10 students from your agency. Please acknowledge the “Hold Harmless” agreement during the registration process. Live shotgun rounds will be utilized during the training, any Fire Department HG members that do not wish to fire the weapons will be granted and alternate training will be provided for that station.

All members should bring required HG equipment for training. Full dress uniform required for final day mock funerals. A Fire truck (caisson) will be provided for fire agencies to train and mock. 

Reminder checklist:


Hats, gloves, mourning bands, HG duty belt, side arm, Class A or HG dress uniform, Shoes. Local agencies may bring colors, rifles and sabers. 


Hats, gloves, mourning bands, HG duty belt, Class A or HG dress uniform, shoes. Local agencies should bring colors, axes, pike poles and any related equipment.


Registration will close January 10, 2020

The Police Honor Guard of Broward County reserves the right to cancel the class due to logistical reasons if deemed necessary (i.e. low enrollment, acts of god, terror etc…) Once the class is at capacity we will no longer accept registrations and a notice will be posted on our website.


Any cancellations made past January 10, 2020 will not receive a full refund unless the HGA is cancelled by the facilitator, then a full refund will be issued.

HGA Announcement 2020



For local hotel information, please research near the facility address. There are dozens of hotels within the 5-10 mile radius to fit your budget.

                                                         Volunteer Park Community Center

                                                                   12050 W. Sunrise Blvd

                           Plantation, Florida 33323