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Bill would allow carrying guns without a permit during riots
Tampa Bay Times
A key objection is that it's not clear in the legislation when it's okay not to have a permit for the concealed firearm. Both bills say no permit is needed for those "in the act of complying with a mandatory evacuation order during a declared state of emergency."
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Smoking marijuana associated with higher stroke risk in young adults
American Heart Association
Marijuana — the most widely used illicit drug — may double stroke risk in young adults, according to research presented at this year's American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference.
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Human trafficking of minors training, May 15
Florida Sheriffs Association
Human trafficking is considered to be one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world. Violence and coercion is regularly used among vulnerable youth to commercially sexually exploit young women, girls and boys. The face of the trafficker continues to change to an unsuspecting individual. Would you recognize trafficking and know what to do?
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Bondi honors those who help crime victims
WTSP-TV
Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk was given the annual David S. Crawford Law Enforcement Officer Victim Services Award named after slain St. Petersburg police Officer David Crawford, who was shot and killed in 2011.
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Police move against Internet cafes again
Florida Today
Lucky's, located at 2208 Fiske Blvd., was one of 24 Internet café establishments targeted statewide by the Illegal Gaming Task Force made up of officials from Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Brevard County Sheriff's Office and other agencies.
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Deputies having problems enforcing texting while driving ban in northeast
WTLV-TV
"Just because a deputy sees someone driving down the road texting, he or she can't pull that person over first for that offense. There has to be speeding or reckless driving or some other offense involved," said Mary Justino, public information officer for the Clay County Sheriff's Office.
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Deputies save suicidal man from jumping off bridge
WTSP-TV
Three Pinellas sheriff's deputies successfully saved a man who was standing on the railing of the Bay Pines Bridge threatening to jump. The sheriff's office says as two of the deputies talked to the man, a third deputy approached him from a blind spot and was able to grab him off the railing.
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They ride to raise funds for fallen officers
Sun Sentinel
More than 200 bicycle riders take part in the 17th Annual Tour De Force bicycle ride to raise money for the families of fallen law enforcement officers. They represent 50 different police agencies but their cause is the same: raise $50,000 to benefit the families of four lawmen who died in 2013.
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Collier sheriff establishes home invasion hotline
WINK-TV
The Collier County Sheriff's Office has established a hotline for anyone wanting to call in tips in connection with five recent home invasion robberies in Collier County and the city of Naples.
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Bay County sheriff proposes new spring break rules
WJHG-TV
"Nobody's calling for spring break to be eliminated, but we just have to decide as a community what we want spring break to be," said Mario Gisbert, Panama City Beach City Manager. A group of local business leaders, also supporting spring break changes is scheduled to make their case to Panama City Beach City Council members during their next meeting.
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They ride to raise funds for fallen officers
Sun Sentinel
More than 200 bicycle riders take part in the 17th Annual Tour De Force bicycle ride to raise money for the families of fallen law enforcement officers. They represent 50 different police agencies but their cause is the same: raise $50,000 to benefit the families of four lawmen who died in 2013.

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Women in forensics talk about love of the job
WTSP-TV
"It's not a man's field anymore," says Denice Weigand, who has been with the Pasco Sheriff's Office for 28 years, and doing forensic investigations for the last 18. "Women were always home, they were changing dirty diapers, cleaning up vomit after their children. So that was kind of normal to be in the yuck and kind of nasty stuff. That's just what a lot of this job is," Weigand explains.

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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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Jackson County sheriff raises money for Florida Sheriff Youth Ranch
WMBB-TV
"You get a bunch of guys that enjoy cars and always youth find cars interesting and it draws a crowd — and it's for a good cause so everybody is a winner, so it's a fun time," said Jackson County Sheriff Lou Roberts.
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Managing law enforcement stress through emotional intelligence
By Mark Bond
Law enforcement emotional intelligence in the workplace is defined as the ability of the officer to manage and use his or her emotions in a positive and constructive way to manage healthy relationships within the department and with supporting agencies of the criminal justices system. Officers who have a functional, high emotional intelligence level have higher satisfaction rates and better career success within their departments. Workers who have the ability to build healthy workplace relationships have reported lower stress levels at work and healthy off-duty activities that bring balance.
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