Featured Member: Robert Furman

11/05/2012 9:03 pm by kbarran in Past Featured Members

Detective Follows Hero’s “Rules”

Robert Furman
Broward Sheriff’s Office


It is not surprising that a man whose hero is General Colin Powell has been a dedicated law enforcement professional since 1993. Rob Furman began his police work in Long Island, New York and joined Broward Sheriff’s Office in 1997, where he currently serves as a Detective Sergeant.

Furman says about his hero Powell, “I have admired him and his terrific life story. General Powell is a person of immense integrity who has a proven record of remaining calm and resilient under immense pressure. General Powell has spent the majority of his life working for the American people and the American way of life up to and including his work as the founder of America’s Promise Alliance, a group dedicated to improving the lives of children across America.”

Rob says he keeps a copy of Colin Powell’s Rules, taken from his book “A Soldier’s Way,” taped to his desk as a reminder of what life and leadership are about. Click here for a list of Powell’s Rules.

Rob has been serving the communities in which he has lived not only in his work, but also in his volunteer work. It started back in 1989, when Rob became a volunteer EMT/Paramedic in Suffolk County, New York. Here in South Florida has volunteered for HANDY, helping the organization to secure secondary education scholarships for older youth aging out of the child welfare system. More recently, Rob became a voluntary board director with 2-1-1 Broward and is dedicating his time to further educating municipal law enforcement agencies about the benefits of the 2-1-1 helpline.

On a personal note, Rob is a big fan of Italian food and says his favorite dish is Fettuccine alla Romantico at his favorite Italian trattoria, Romantico, in Pompano Beach. Although his favorite cocktail is an ice cold Guinness, we certainly hope he is drinking a fine Chianti or Pinot Grigio with his fettuccine!

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