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Authorities expose human trafficking group in US Florida — Sheriff's Office
Sputnik
An investigation into a kidnapping, rape and false imprisonment case revealed the existence of a human trafficking group operating in Florida, the U.S. state's Columbia County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.
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Sheriff aims to decrease violent crimes near Orange Blossom Trail neighborhood
Orlando Sentinel
Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said since the initiative began deputies have arrested 61 people in the two-block area on drug and firearm charges and outstanding warrants. He said a lot of the violence was traced back to two rival groups fighting over the area because of drugs.
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History of the Office of Sheriff
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March is Women's History Month. In 1938, Eugenia Simmons and Celia Jernigan became the first female sheriffs of Florida when they were appointed after the death of their husbands. Learn more about the history of the office of Sheriff.
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First responders given strong appreciation at tribute ceremony
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Temple Beth Tikvah in Greenacres, in partnership with the South Florida Pastors Network, hosted a "Tribute" ceremony for the Greenacres Department of Public Safety, comprised of police and fire rescue staff, as well as members of the Palm Beach County's Sheriff's department.
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Charlie chosen as sheriff's 'Save Me Saturday'
The Space Coast Daily
I am so happy for our "Save Me Saturday" pick from last week, Stash, who got adopted earlier this week and now has a forever family and home.
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VIDEO: Sheriff shares telephone scam prevention tips
The Space Coast Daily
This week, the "Brevard Bandits" decide to try their luck at targeting citizens with telephone and other types of scams to steal our hard earned money.
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Drug overdoses a growing concern in Manatee County
Bradenton Patch
The sheriff's office "continues to investigate a significant number of deaths related to suspected accidental drug overdoses," a recent Facebook update from the agency stated. "Many of the deaths appear to be the result of combining drugs such as heroin, cocaine and prescription medications."
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Walton County Sheriff's Office prepares to launch 'Text 911' program
WJHG-TV
Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson says this program should help a lot of people. "It is just the kind of thing that I think law enforcement through out the should be doing to is finding ways to leverage technology and be more efficient and provide a higher level of service," Adkinson said.
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Proposed jail program seeks to aid homeless, mentally ill in Jacksonville
The Florida Times-Union
On any given day, the homeless mentally ill wander Jacksonville’s downtown streets, many rambling to themselves or to anyone who will listen. They can be fueled by alcohol, drugs and fear, often attracting attention … Many end up in a Duval County jail cell, arrested on public nuisance or other charges.
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BCSO seizes record amount of heroin
Panama City News Herald
Investigators recorded the largest street seizure of heroin on Bay County books following the death of local man from overdose, the Bay County Sheriff's Office announced.
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