By Staff Writer
Setting the Standard — Sergeant Stephanie Poitier Coker set high goals for herself when she joined the Broward Sheriff’s Office over 11 years ago. After her first job on Road Patrol in Pompano Beach, she moved on as a Detective in Property Crimes, and also worked in Staff Inspections and Criminal Investigations. Coker made history when she became the first African American female to become a Detective Sergeant for BSO. She was recently promoted to Chairwoman of the Professional Standards Committee. She is a graduate of Ely High and Florida A& M University. Coker also has a Masters degree in Business Administration and chose to receive an additional Associate’s degree in Funeral Science. She is married, has a daughter and Pompano Beach City Commissioner Woody Poitier and his wife Cynthia are her proud parents.