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Behind the Badge: Rules to follow when calling 911
Florida Sheriffs Association
A possible 911 situation can involve something you see - a burglar breaking in to a neighbor’s house, a fire, an automobile accident. It can also involve what you hear - a woman screaming or yelling "Don’t hit me again," gunfire, an explosion or glass breaking.
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Volunteers serve their communities: Opposing view
Law enforcement officers are under the microscope daily. What you don't hear about in the news are the hundreds of thousands of decisions made every day by these men and women as they go about their workdays acting as crime prevention specialists, impromptu social workers, dispute arbitrators, first-aid providers and crime fighters.
Sheriff's Office: Large cocaine enterprise blown open
Lehigh Acres Citizen
"A routine K9 sniff by interdiction dogs identified a shipment of drugs destined for Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres," a release issued by the agency states. "U.S. Postal Inspectors were able to secure search warrants for the parcels and a coordinated operation involving the U.S. Postal Service, Lee County Sheriff's Office and Department of Homeland Security led to the identification of a potential suspect."
Israel, Schulman honored by Soref JCC
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"As the first Jewish Sheriff in Florida history, I am honored to be recognized tonight as Humanitarian Of The Year by the Soref Jewish Community Center. It is a privilege to be acknowledged by an organization that does so much great work for so many," said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, addressing the 500 people who attended the event.
Local agencies trained on new DCF methodology
Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell says everyone is learning from each incident. "There are lessons to be learned from each of those situations." She says by working together, all agencies can only improve.
Pasco torch run supports Florida Special Olympics
Bright House Networks
Sheriff Chris Nocco joined deputies, police officers, Special Olympians, and supporters of the Florida Special Olympics at the 2015 Pasco Law Enforcement Torch Run in Dade City.
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K-9 ballistics vests donated to Walton County Sheriff's Office
According to Chief Deputy A.J. Smith of the Walton County Sheriff's office, "We've seen a lot of dogs that have been injured and killed because they didn't have any kind of protection. They've been stabbed, they've been shot."
Sheriff's office reels in successful fish tourney for kids
Maria Knapp, vice president of donor relations with Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, praised Sheriff Gary Borders, center, and his staff Tuesday outside the Sheriff Ranches Thrift Store in Leesburg for the department's $25,000 donation to the ranches.
Brevard County Sheriff's Office David Bowes named Deputy of the Month
Deputy David Bowes was recognized as the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office South Precinct Deputy of the month for numerous Patrol and Investigative efforts that occurred during the month of March.
BSO increases training to deal with 'flakka' drug
Flakka is causing the Broward Sheriff’s Office to rewrite policies on using force and create new training programs for deputies. All deputies are being trained about flakka, what its’ effects are and how to deal with someone who is on it.
Get to know the designer drug N-bomb and its effects
By Lynn Hetzler
Recreational use of designer psychoactive drugs is rising dramatically. Designer drugs have gained popularity since law enforcement and legislation have made it more difficult for recreational users to secure cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, opioids and cannabis. These restrictions have encouraged suppliers and users to seek alternatives.
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