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Law enforcement's uphill medical marijuana battle
WFTV-TV
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, who is also the president of the Florida Sheriffs Association, is already exploring just what it will cost to train deputies to deal with abuse of the system, including enforcing regulations on sales and identifying people who are under the influence.
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Leon County deputies raise money for Deputy Robert Lundy
WCTV-TV
Sheriff Larry Campbell said, "This is a great way for our community to come together and support a brother in law enforcement, his family and his co-workers while raising money to help offset the staggering costs of his recovery. We look forward to seeing you there."
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Hamilton County joins forces with FSA in fight against legalizing marijuana
Suwanee Democrat
"Our voice needs to be heard throughout the state, as well as the other coalitions in each county," said Deputy Jeramie Cheshire. "It's a serious issue. Marijuana is a drug. It causes problems. People drink two beers and smoke a joint, and they're over the limit. It's like a six pack of beer; it messes with your mind."
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Walton County cracks down on underage drinking for spring break
WEAR-TV
Many major schools are on spring break, and the Florida Panhandle's white sand beaches draw thousands to the Emerald Coast every year. Lt. Keith Chamblee said, "We noticed that the Notice to Appears trended up from 2012-2013, so it didn't appear like they were working like we wanted them to. So now we're going to physical arrests."
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Sheriff's office receives grant for enhanced DUI enforcement in Destin
The Destin Log
This program will be called the "Drive Sober in Destin" campaign and will run through September. The campaign will utilize an increase in manpower by deputies who have received advanced DUI enforcement training.
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Santa Rosa County detention facility is 1st in state, 2nd in country for implementing, completing national standard
Santa Rosa's Press Gazette
The Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Detention Facility just completed a lengthy process of implementing a new national standard and completed it with success. This is the first incarceration facility in the state of Florida and only the second in the United States to receive this certification.
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Stay alert for motorcyclists during bike week
Space Coast Daily
While it's important for the motorcycle riders and passengers to exercise caution with their activities, it's equally important for other drivers to exercise caution as well in an effort to avoid accidents and injuries.
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Good samaritans help find hit-and-run suspects in 3 cases
South Florida Sun Sentinel
"We certainly don't want them to do anything that would jeopardize their safety," Broward sheriff's spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said. But Coleman-Wright points out, "I think these cases show just how valuable the information is that we receive from witnesses and we're certainly grateful when people don't turn a blind eye but instead decide to get involved."
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Sheriff's office receives grant for enhanced DUI enforcement in Destin
The Destin Log
This program will be called the "Drive Sober in Destin" campaign and will run through September. The campaign will utilize an increase in manpower by deputies who have received advanced DUI enforcement training.

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12 busted: Drugs, guns targeted in Central Florida mail probe
Orlando Sentinel
During the operation, 20 parcels were inspected and an assortment of drugs were recovered, including cocaine, marijuana, synthetic marijuana, prescription medication, and materials to make synthetic drugs.

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Sheriff's office mourns after Orange County deputy killed
WFTV-TV
The Orange County Sheriff's Office is mourning over the loss of Deputy Jonathan Scott Pine, who was fatally shot recently while investigating vehicle burglaries. "Last night we lost a hero. But a family grieves the loss of a husband, father, a son, a brother.”

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Collier County Sheriff's Office releases new 'ghost' cruisers
WZVN-TV
The subtle markings help deputies observe driving patterns without being noticed. The result will be an increased ability to catch aggressive drivers, speeders and impaired drivers. "We want to be up front about the fact that we are using these vehicles," Lt. Mike Dolan said. "The goal is for drivers to employ safe driving practices whether they see us or whether they don't."
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