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Gov. Rick Scott: Sheriff Larry Campbell was a devoted law enforcement hero
Office of Governor Rick Scott
Gov. Rick Scott made the following statement in regards to the passing of Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell: "Sheriff Campbell truly dedicated his life to protecting and serving Florida families. He was also deeply passionate about encouraging his fellow law enforcement officers to join him in volunteering to better the Leon County community. We will miss Sheriff Campbell and will keep his family in our prayers during this difficult time," Scott said.
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New online reporting system at Pasco County Sheriff's Office aims to improve efficiency
Tampa Bay Times
At the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, we are continuously finding new ways to better our service to Pasco citizens. Our most recent endeavor allows citizens another option, instead of calling the county's nonemergency number, to quickly and efficiently report certain types of crimes themselves.
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Osceola Sheriff's Office names deputy, employee of the year
WTVT-TV
The Osceola County Sheriff's Office has named their 2014 deputy sheriff and employee of the year. Deputy Bobby Tyrrell and Eva Hicks were selected from more than 700 sheriff's office personnel.
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Gov. Scott proclaims this week as First Responder Appreciation Week in Florida
The Suwannee Democrat
To honor the courage and commitment thousands of men and women who serve as law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMT's) display every day, Gov. Rick Scott has proclaimed Jan. 5 through 9, as First Responder Appreciation Week in Florida.
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Major leaving Hillsborough sheriff's office after 40-year career
The Tampa Tribune
"It's hard to sum Ron Hartley, up in a single sentence or two," Sheriff Gee said. "He's probably one of the most natural law enforcement officers and dedicated public servants ever. He understands the community and is involved in so many things there. And what he does comes from his heart. He gets it."
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Ho, Ho, No
National Retail Federation
Sixty-two people were arrested in the three-day crackdown, says Sgt. Rich Rossman of the Broward County Sheriff's Office, who headed Operation Holiday Steals. A few were everyday shoplifters most likely stealing for their own needs, Rossman says, but the vast majority were "career criminals and repeat offenders."
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BCSO Crime Prevention Unit Best In Florida
The Space Coast Daily
Last year, the Brevard County Sheriff Crime Prevention Unit was recognized as the top unit in the state of Florida for their innovative programs, dedication and ability to partner with our citizens to lower our crime rate.
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Departments in Texas, Florida and Maryland lead Best for Vets: Law Enforcement 2015
Military Times
Thanks in part to such outreach efforts, the Harris County Sheriff's Office ended up as one of the top agencies in the 2015 edition of Best for Vets: Law Enforcement. The Orange County Sheriff's Office in Florida and the Prince George's County Police Department in Maryland were among the other top finishers.
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Safety fair, concert in Sunset Cove Saturday
Sun Sentinel
The safety fair will start at 2 p.m. with displays by Palm Beach County Fire Rescue including their fire prevention trailer, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office fingerprinting, Towers with a Heart, Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Department of Transportation's emergency response unit, and others, said Steve Sherman, the council's second vice president and event organizer
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Hate crimes down in Florida, Monroe County
KeysNet
The Hate Crimes in Florida report covers calendar year 2013 and counts 124 incidents in Florida that qualify under the state hate-crime legislation. That is the lowest number going back to 2002, and a 27 percent decline from the 170 hate crimes reported in 2012.
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