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Previously controversial gun bill passes first Senate panel, gets Florida sheriffs' approval
WFSU-FM
"We had some concerns over the language that was not in there that would provide the necessary timeframes so that law enforcement and citizens would know what the rules are and can follow those rules,” said Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri. "So, on behalf of the Florida Sheriffs Association, me personally as the Pinellas County Sheriff, with the language that's in there now that limits it to 48 hours and the language of immediate and urgent is that we support this."
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Pinellas sheriff unveils re-entry program for evacuated beach residents
Tampa Bay Times
"We want to make sure that this is one of those processes that we are prepared for and that we hope that we will never need," Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said in a news conference. "The thing that we're most concerned about is that those communities are safe and that we don't have people who are coming into those communities who don't belong there."
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Walton County Sheriff's Deputies raise thousands for Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches
MyPanhandle.com
The WCSO has received the Golden Star Award from the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches for raising over $60,000 through fundraisers for the organization.
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Gov. Rick Scott appoints Donald Eslinger to Criminal and Juvenile Justice Information Systems Council
Capital Soup
Donald Eslinger, 57, of Lake Mary, is the sheriff of Seminole County. He is reappointed for a term beginning Feb. 12, 2015, and ending Oct. 1, 2018.
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Florida sheriffs oppose bill allowing hard liquor sales in grocery stores co-sponsored by Rep. Greg Steube
Bradenton Herald
Sheriffs are rising in opposition to a plan that would let Floridians buy a gallon of milk and a pint of whiskey in the same store. … "This proposal raises a lot of alarm bells in my mind," said Walton County Sheriff Mike Adkinson, one of three who released a statement about the bills. "I haven't heard anyone complaining about finding a convenient place to buy liquor, but I have heard that in states where this legislation has already passed, law enforcement is now having to combat rising incidents of theft and illicit underage drinking inside the stores themselves."
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Deputy's widow seeks expanded survivor benefits
Orlando Sentinel
Retired Judge Belvin Perry Jr., wants legislation that gives families of officers killed during an assault in the line of duty 90 days to switch from the investment plan to a pension. He would also like surviving spouses to receive 100 percent of the fallen officers' pay for the rest of their lives.
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Sheriff Ivey welcomes 30 new members
The Space Coast Daily
"This was one of the largest Swear-Ins for new Deputies as 28 took their oath to support and protect our citizens," said Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey.
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Spring break countdown begins
Northwest Florida Daily News
"Our message to spring breakers is we want them to enjoy the wonderful things our area has to offer, but expect them to do so in a lawful, safe, and respectful manner," said Nicole Wagner, spokeswoman for the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.
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Florida Highway Patrol starting new push to reduce hit-and-run crashes
Bright House Networks
As part of Highway Patrol's awareness plan, the agency is pushing for new sentencing guidelines for leaving the scene of an accident involving serious injury or death - including the loss of driver's license for the guilty driver. The new guidelines also would call for a minimum mandatory sentence of four years in prison.
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Police create 'safe zones' to prevent Craigslist deals from going bad
NBC's TODAY
Creating safe zones to finalize online sales has become a growing trend in policing. The Broward County Sheriff's Office in south Florida launched its "safe spot" program last summer. "No matter what your profit is or no matter what that product is that you may want to have, it's not worth getting hurt," said Broward Sheriff Scott Israel.
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