As a detective assigned to the Special Victims Unit of the Pembroke Pines Police Department, Officer Mike Silver’s passion for investigating crimes against the vulnerable and defenseless means working long hours and being on call and able to respond at any time of the day and night.

After work, community volunteering takes up his free time. No wonder this handsome, dedicated, 40 year-old and award-winning cop is single. Silver began his career at the age of 19 as a police officer for the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians in 2002. When he transferred two years later to Pembroke Pines, he worked as a road patrol officer and field-training officer for eight years before receiving his current assignment.

He investigates sexual assaults, domestic violence, elderly and child abuse, human trafficking, missing persons, and abductions. He is also assigned to the South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which investigates online predators who seek out children.

Silver volunteers as a law enforcement liaison for the Broward County School Board’s Safe School Program, and at SunServe. Silver says he came out to his co-workers before family and friends, and is grateful for their constant support and acceptance. Silver received the Valor Award in 2011, and the Officer of the 1st Quarter award in 2013.

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