About The Episode

“Very seldom do you use the word humility when talking about the police force, but here in Lake County we can do that.” Chief Broadway and Officer Colon of the Lake County police force talk how they serve the community and why they do it. Listen as we dive into their identifying of a need for the Oakhurst Project, a project that greatly changed the culture of the Clermont neighborhood, Oakhurst, by giving the area the care and connection it needed.

About The Guests

Chief Charles “Chuck” Broadway

Officer David Colon

Chief Broadway

Chief Broadway is the first ever black Chief of Police for the Clermont Police Department and in all of south lake county.

A 20-year veteran of law enforcement, Chief Broadway began his career with the New York City Police Department, where he was appointed a Detective. In 2002, Broadway relocated to Florida and continued his career with the Lake County Police Force. In 2012, he was appointed Chief of Police. He’s passionate about serving his team by creating an environment that people can enjoy, motivating them, and knowing that serving on the police force is a true calling.

Officer Colon

Officer Colon has been serving the Lake County Police Force since 2008.

Born in Manhattan, NY, Officer Colon maintains that he was privileged to live a diverse and rich life. After living in Miami as a child and Puerto Rico as a teen, Colon worked as a salesman, and even had the unique opportunity to work in the cemetery and funeral home business. These businesses allowed him to confront some of life’s harshest realities. Thus, on a rainy morning in Tokyo, he made the switch from salesman to police officer when he was just 33 years old. In January of 2017, Officer Colon started the Lincoln Park Project to rehabilitate a crime ridden neighborhood in Clermont, FL.