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Law enforcement officials gather to discuss fight against ID theft
FLORIDA TODAY
About 85 law enforcement officers recently gathered in Cocoa to learn how to better combat and investigate identity theft. The summit was sponsored by the FBI Law Enforcement Development Association and LifeLock, a credit-monitoring and consumer-protection service that evaluates a customer’s potential risk for ID theft. Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey presented as part of the day-long training. Attendees ran the gamut from road patrol officers to prosecutors. This is the first time the training program, which was created by Ivey while he was a Florida Department of Law Enforcement agent in 2008, has been offered in Brevard County.
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30 suspects caught in Sarasota sexual predator sting
Tampa Tribune
Thirty suspects have been arrested in a Sarasota County Sheriff's Office sting targeting people looking for sex with a child or children. The suspects caught in Operation Intercept II responded to Internet ads or social media postings, and engaged in sexually explicit written and verbal conversations, the sheriff's office said. The suspects then traveled to Sarasota County planning to have sex with a child or children. The suspects were then arrested by detectives. Several other agencies were involved including the Citrus, Lake County, Manatee, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Lee, Charlotte and Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.
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Florida Sheriffs Association hosts Sheriffs Day at the Capitol
FSA
The Florida Sheriffs Association recently hosted Sheriffs Day at the Capitol. This day brought many sheriffs together to meet with the leadership to discuss FSA's legislative priorities. Sheriffs met with House Speaker Will Weatherford, President Don Gaetz, and Gov. Rick Scott. Among the top issues discussed were retirement, collection of the E911 prepaid fee to fund Florida's 911 Emergency System, and stopping any proposed changes that would alter the minimum mandatory sentences or dilute the 85-percent law.
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New synthetic drug law passes
South Tampa-Hyde Park Patch
Anyone caught selling, possessing, displaying or manufacturing synthetic drugs in Hillsborough County now faces a first-time fine of up to $500 per individually wrapped package. Hillsborough Commissioners unanimously voted to approve a local law that outlaws synthetic drugs, including K2, Spice and bath salts. County Commissioner Les Miller, in speaking in favor of the ordinance, said it was time for Hillsborough to do something to stop the drugs that are "killing our kids. This will hopefully deter [them]." Miller said the new law specifically targets stores that sell the often colorful packages of chemical drugs and also those who manufacture them.
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FSA now accepting applications for student scholarships
FSA
Since 1993, the Florida Sheriffs Association has offered college scholarships to eligible dependent sons and daughters of full-time sheriff's office employees. The dependent must be attending a regionally accredited community college, college or university and enrolled in the school term to begin in the fall semester. The dependent's career objective and degree must be focused in the area of law enforcement, law, corrections or another aspect of criminal justice. Unrelated course majors are not eligible.
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Florida Sheriffs Association hosts Sheriffs Day at the Capitol
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The Florida Sheriffs Association recently hosted Sheriffs Day at the Capitol. This day brought many sheriffs together to meet with the leadership to discuss FSA's legislative priorities.

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Brevard sheriff's basketball team puts it on the line
Florida Today
To say that the Brevard County Sheriff's Office Basketball Team had an inauspicious beginning is an understatement. However, determination — and some hard-fought practice — makes perfect.

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Arrests announced in death of Clay County Det. David White
First Coast News
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced four arrests in the shooting death of Clay County Det. David White.

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A clearer view for Seminole County sheriff's helicopters
WFTV-TV
The Seminole County sheriff's helicopters just got high-tech upgrades. A new high-definition camera system gives the pilot a clearer view of what's happening while in the air. That allows the crew in the air to better direct deputies on the ground. Pilots said that now, in addition to clearer pictures, they are able to point the camera at a target, like a home or street, and the exact location pops up on a screen in the cockpit. The image is not only clearer with the new technology, but they also have 10 times more zoom capability, allowing them to get closer to targets and identify suspects faster and more accurately. Seminole County is one of just two law enforcement agencies in the state with the upgrade.
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Hillsborough Deputy Lisa Haber recognized as Crime Stoppers Coordinator of the Year
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During the February quarterly meeting of the Florida Association of Crime Stoppers Hillsborough County Sheriff's Deputy Lisa Haber was recognized as the Crime Stoppers Coordinator of the Year. Deputy Haber has been with the Sheriff's Office for 24 years. She took over the position as coordinator in 1996 and has successfully brought the program to new levels. While handling the day to day functions of the Crime Stoppers program she has also developed numerous ways of getting the Crime Stoppers message and the tip line number out in the community thus helping solve crimes. She is responsible for getting billboards, advertising on Hartline buses and bus benches. More

Marathon and other races set to support youth ranches
FSA
The third annual Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches marathon is set to take place March 10 at the Florida Sheriff's Boys Ranch. In addition to the full marathon there will also be a half-marathon, 10K, 5K and 1-mile children's fun run. These races are set on a scenic run course with small rolling hills. This site boasts a huge bath house at the finish line for you to refresh before and after the race. Come out and test your skills against some of the top runners in the state while supporting the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches.
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How to dispose of collected prescription drugs after take-back events
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Federal regulations do not exempt the use of portable burn barrels to destroy prescription drugs collected in take-back events. However, 11 facilities throughout Florida meet EPA's standards as municipal waste combustors. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is available to answer questions in order to aid law enforcement agencies that organize these beneficial pharmaceutical drug take-back events. Collecting these unused, unwanted or expired drugs keeps them out of the wrong hands and out of the environment.
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At the Strawberry Festival, his job is fruitful
Tampa Bay Times
No one would fault Paul Davis for retiring after 33 years at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, so it wasn't surprising he did just that in November 2008. But Davis, 54, and a major at the time, wasn't about to trade in his badge for a fishing pole. His retirement lasted all of two days. When Strawberry Festival General Manager Patsy Brooks retired after more than 30 years, Davis was offered the job and readily accepted. In some ways, this new job running the Strawberry Festival mirrored his old one. It's all about logistics, Davis said.
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