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Pinellas sheriff says medical marijuana will bring problems similar to pill mills
Tampa Bay Times
State and local authorities finally cracked down, but Sheriff Bob Gualtieri now fears that legalizing medical marijuana would reopen those floodgates with a new drug of choice. "We're going to be right back to the problems we just dealt with, with pill mills," Gualtieri told an audience at St. Petersburg College.
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Task force established to fight identity theft
Naples Florida Weekly
"With technology being as great as it is, it presents a lot of challenges for the future," Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk says. "So it's not a matter of if your personal data is breached, it's when it will breached and how you spot it quickly and how you correct it quickly. That's what it's going to come down to."
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Don't muddy gun law on evacuations
Orlando Sentinel
Jerry L. Dennings says: As Orange County sheriff, I am sworn under oath to support, protect and defend the U.S. Constitution, and I will defend with vigor the Second Amendment rights of citizens to keep and bear arms. However, I am concerned about attempts, such as a proposal now before the Florida Legislature, to broaden the circumstances in which a person may carry a firearm. My concern is based on the daily violence and carnage seen on the streets of our nation and state.
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Attorney General Bondi, Surgeon General Dr. Armstrong call Floridians to action for National Drug Endangered Children Awareness Day
Florida Office of the Attorney General
"No child should have to suffer through the horrible experience of drug abuse by those who are supposed to be their caregivers. Everyone from community members to law enforcement must band together to protect drug endangered children, and I will remain relentless in my efforts to protect our most vulnerable citizens — babies and children — from the devastating effects of drug abuse," stated Attorney General Pam Bondi.
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Sheriff, victim advocate honored
Naples Florida Weekly
Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk accepted the award "on behalf of all of the hardworking men and women of the Collier County Sheriff's Office who strive to protect victims of domestic violence and work to hold the perpetrators accountable."
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Johnson graduates from Florida Leadership Academy
Clay Today
A Clay County Sheriff's Office deputy is one of 34 new graduates of the Florida Leadership Academy. Sgt. Jeffrey A. Johnson graduated on April 11 from the academy. The academy prepares first-line supervisors in criminal justice organizations to exemplify the character and integrity expected of criminal justice professionals and to examine the various components necessary to being an efficient leader.
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Accreditation with excellence: Polk County Sheriff's Office earns top honor
The Ledger
In March, the Polk County Sheriff's Office received its third Accreditation with Excellence award from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, making it the first — and only — agency in the country to currently hold three of the distinguished designations at the same time, sheriff's office spokesman Scott Wilder said.
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Deputies focus on helping the homeless through new course
Sun Sentinel
Officers also will be encouraged to drive the homeless to get help. It's about being nice. To someone "love starved, a morsel of kindness is a feast," Capt. Scott Russell said. "If you treat them with dignity and respect you can go so far."

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Brevard sheriff's agents arrest Melbourne child porn suspect
Space Coast Daily
According to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, the investigation determined that Hudome had been downloading child pornography for years and was in the possession of child pornography depicting children who were 4-6 years of age.

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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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Deputies focus on helping the homeless through new course
Sun Sentinel
Officers also will be encouraged to drive the homeless to get help. It's about being nice. To someone "love starved, a morsel of kindness is a feast," Capt. Scott Russell said. "If you treat them with dignity and respect you can go so far."
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Brevard sheriff offers student internship program
Space Coast Daily
"We are very proud of the relationships we share with schools and universities throughout the state who are educating Florida’s future criminal justice professionals," said Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey.
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Sheriff, Easter Bunny hop through hospital
Spencer Daily Reporter
Clay County Sheriff Randy Krukow teamed up with The Easter Bunny Foundation to share the excitement and wonderment that only a personal visit with the Easter Bunny can bring. Krukow escorted the Easter Bunny as it hip-hopped through Spencer Hospital, bringing smiles to the faces of patients and visitors.
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