It is an honor and a privilege to present Detective Lee Bieber with the 2018 Officer of The Year award.
Detective Bieber was born in Bronx New York and was raised in Monsey New York. He graduated from Ramapo High School in Spring Valley New York in 1988. He then attended Hartford College where he graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.
Detective Bieber moved to Florida in 1994 and was married in 1997. Detective Bieber always had an interest in civil service. His father and father in law were both veterans. His father was also a paramedic. His father in law was a retired New York City Police Officer. It was his father in law who first told him that he would be good at police work and encouraged him to become a police officer. The attack on the World Trade Center on 09-11-2001 inspired him the most to become a police officer.
In 2002 Detective Bieber was hired by the Plantation Police Department and graduated from the 214th Police Academy Class at the Broward College Institute of Public Safety. He started on Road Patrol then spent time serving on the S.W.A.T Team and on Field Force. Detective Bieber has always had a strong interest in computers. He has continued his education over the years in computer science and technology. When the department made the transition to computers in all patrol vehicles, his knowledge and expertise was called upon to help design and implement the CAD system. Detective Bieber was assigned to the Detective Bureau where his computer knowledge continued to be a valuable asset. In 2015 he was assigned to the VIN unit and, subsequently detached to the FBI.
Detective Bieber’s personnel file is a reflection of his professionalism and dedication to his job. He has a distinguished performance award and numerous letters of appreciation from citizens thanking him for going above and beyond the call of duty. He also has numerous letters of recognition from past and current supervisors commending him for exceptional work in every division he has worked. His current assignment with the FBI is no exception. Detective Bieber is well known for working long hours and being available to anyone who needs his help, it does not matter what time of day or night or, the agency requesting assistance.
Detective Bieber is not only an exceptional police officer in the traditional sense, he has gone above and beyond the call of duty by constantly learning and furthering his knowledge of computer science and technology. This world is now run by computers, and the criminals use them to exploit society, victimize juveniles and take advantage of law abiding citizens. Law enforcement is at a crossroads, with technology advancements moving faster than investigator training. Law enforcement must stay relevant with these technology advances to bring dangerous cyber-criminals to justice. Detective Lee Bieber is leading this evolution.
Detective Bieber is the new age type of cop who is adept to contend with these cyber criminals and his level of devotion and expertise is incomparable.