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Background Investigation Policy

Background investigations are required for all volunteers who desire to act in the following capacities:

  • Sport Commissioners
  •  Assistant Sport Commissioners
  •  Board Members
  •  Team Managers
  •  Head Coaches
  •  Assistant Coaches
  •  Team Helpers
  •  Officials, Umpires & Referees
  •  Concession Attendants

A person will be disqualified and prohibited from serving as a volunteer if the person has been found guilty of the following crimes. Guilty means that a person was found guilty following a trial, entered a guilty plea, entered a no contest plea accompanied by a court finding of guilty, regardless of whether there was an adjudication of guilt (conviction) or a withholding of guilt.

Sex Offenses

  • All Sex Offenses - Regardless of the amount of time since offense. (Examples include: child molestation, rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sodomy, prostitution, solicitation, indecent exposure, etc.)


  • All Felony Violence - Regardless of the amount of time since offense. (Examples include: murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, kidnapping, robbery, aggravated burglary, etc.)
  • All Felony Offenses other than violence or sex within the past 10 years. (Examples include: drug offenses, theft, embezzlement, fraud, child endangerment, etc.)


  • All Misdemeanor Violence offenses within the past 7 years. (Examples include: simple assault, battery, domestic violence, hit & run, etc.)
  • All Misdemeanor Drug & Alcohol Offenses within the past 5 years or multiple offenses in the past 10 years. (Examples include: driving under the influence, simple drug possession, drunk and disorderly, public intoxication, possession or drug paraphernalia, etc.)
  •  Any other misdemeanor within the past 5 years that would be considered a potential danger to children or is directly related to the functions of that volunteer. (Examples include: contributing to the delinquency of a minor, providing alcohol to a minor, theft - if person is handling monies, etc.)

Pending Cases

  • Anyone who has been charged for any of the disqualifying offenses or for cases pending in court will not be permitted to volunteer until the official adjudication of the case.



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Cooper City, Florida 33026
Phone : 954-434-2541
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