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Lee County sheriff to be honored as Elected Official of the Year for Southwest Florida
Pine Island Eagle
It has been announced that Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott has been nominated and awarded the 2013 Elected Official of the Year for Southwest Florida, by the National Association of Social Workers Florida Chapter, Southwest Florida Unit. Scott has worked hard to implement many different programs in Lee County that assist every walk of life. The Lee County Sheriff's Office developed a close relationship with the Dubin Alzheimer's Center to develop the Lee Elder Abuse Prevention Partnership, which is a coalition among Lee County human service providers and agencies created to promote awareness of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.
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Nearly 60 charged in Florida gambling scandal as lieutenant governor quits amid probe
The Associated Press via Fox News
Florida's lieutenant governor resigned and nearly 60 other people were charged in a widening scandal of a purported veterans charity that authorities said was a $300 million front for illegal gambling. Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll's resignation came a day after she was questioned in the investigation. Her public relations firm did work for the St. Augustine-based charity Allied Veterans of the World, but she has not been accused of wrongdoing. Authorities said the probe involved 57 arrest warrants and 54 search warrants issued at gambling operations in 23 Florida counties and five other states: South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Nevada and Pennsylvania.
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Pinellas sheriff: Crime ring printed at least $100,000 in fake money
Tampa Bay Times
Working with U.S. Secret Service agents, investigators from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office have uncovered a criminal operation that has pumped at least $100,000 in counterfeit money into businesses throughout the state of Florida, Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said. At a news conference, Gualtieri announced the arrests of Clearwater resident Christopher DiPasquale, 46, and Robert Kowalczyk, a 35-year-old from southern California. Both men played central roles in an intricate scheme that involved washing the ink from $1 bills and reprinting them as $100 bills, Gualtieri said. The appearance of the bills was unusually convincing, in part because they were printed on genuine U.S. currency paper.
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Florida Sheriff's Task Force sets sights on spring break safety
FSA
The Florida Sheriffs Task Force launched its latest operation aimed at protecting the safety of Florida's youth. Operation Dry Spring began March 4 and goes through April 7, in conjunction with the spring break schedules of most public and private schools in Florida.
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University joins agencies to enforce safety-belt law, DUI enforcement
University of Florida
The University of Florida Police Department joined other law enforcement agencies across the state in a "Click It or Ticket" campaign that began March 1 and goes through March 16. Also during most of the same period, a St. Patrick's Day Driving Under the Influence Wave Saturation campaign began March 10 and goes through March 17.
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Texting while driving bill moves forward
Naples Daily News
The sponsor of a measure to ban texting while driving in many cases said she thinks the proposal has a good chance to pass this year in the Florida House, where it has been held up in the past by leaders who didn't like the idea. The bill unanimously was approved in the Senate Communications, Energy and Public Utilities Committee. But the real road block for many highway safety bills that some say infringe on personal liberties always has been in the House. Senate sponsor Nancy Detert said House Speaker Will Weatherford assured her that it would be heard.
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Manatee sheriff holds gun buyback after pledging to protect Second Amendment
Florida Today
The Manatee County Sheriff's Department recently held a gun buyback, the first in the county since 2009, according to Bay News 9. The buyback resulted in collecting 459 firearms, including five "assault type weapons" as well as ammunition. The sheriff's department reported that they collected more than 200 guns within the first hour and paid out $37,950 total during the buyback. They said the goal of the gun buyback program was to keep unwanted guns off the streets and from being used in a crime.
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Sheriffs bring spotlight to Child Abuse Prevention Month
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Prevent Child Abuse has been one of the Florida Sheriffs' highest priorities for a number of years. As the nation celebrates "Prevent Child Abuse" month in April, the Florida Sheriffs Association re-affirms their commitment to the issue.

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Crime Stoppers increases reward to $5,000 in homicide cases
The Daytona Beach News-Journal
Investigators trying to solve homicides are hopeful that the potential for more reward money results in a slew of new tips to help them close their cases.

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St. Lucie County sheriff's sergeant killed outside Fort Pierce
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Thirteen-year St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office veteran Sgt. Gary Morales, 35, was shot and killed Feb. 28 during a traffic stop in suburban Fort Pierce.

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Marijuana trafficking organization discovered in North Florida
WCTV-TV
In May 2011 the Drug Enforcement Administration, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Madison County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force and the Taylor County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force began a joint investigation into a marijuana trafficking organization based in Madison and Taylor Counties. Exhaustive efforts from all agencies involved surveillance, controlled buys and search warrants, which led to federal indictments in the Northern District of Florida and state charges on four individuals who are residents of Madison County, nine individuals who are residents of Taylor County, and one individual who is a resident in Duval County. The investigation also resulted in federal charges being sought against multiple other individuals involved in the marijuana trafficking conspiracy in the Middle District of Florida.
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Lee County Sheriff's Office deputy recognized
Lehigh Acres Citizen
The extraordinary work of a Bravo Station Lee County Sheriff's Deputy in Lehigh was recognized by members of the Greater Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce at their weekly monthly luncheon. Capt. John Haberman, commander of Bravo Station in Lehigh, said that Cpl. Steve Cart was asked to handle a complaint from the Lehigh Acres Child Care Center concerning vagrants living in a wooded area next to their facility which also includes a playground. The site is across the canal near the Lehigh Regional Medical Center. Officials at the child care center said people living in the wooded area do things that were in their words, "vulgar and within view of the children and in and around the day care center."
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