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Criminal complex in St. Johns County dedicated to sheriff
The Florida Times-Union
Law enforcement, area officials, family and friends recently gathered to dedicate the St. Johns County, Fla., Criminal Complex in memory of former Sheriff Neil J. Perry. The longtime sheriff died at age 67 after a battle with cancer.
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Gov. Rick Scott announces Florida's 2012 Uniform Crime Report
Capital Soup
The report shows Florida’s crime rate dropped 6.5 percent compared to 2011. The total number of crimes fell 5.7 percent from last year which translates into 43,536 fewer crimes in 2012. Attorney General Pam Bondi said, "The decrease in crime in our state is a direct reflection of the outstanding job our law enforcement officers and prosecutors do to make Florida a safe home to its residents and guests."
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New website designed to make it easier to report suspicious activity
The Gainesville Sun
Coordinated by the Alachua County, Fla., sheriff’s office and 12 other neighboring sheriff’s offices — each with its own website — iWatch will take in reports of suspicious activity and send them to a fusion center. From there, the information will be analyzed and distributed to the areas affected.
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Pasco County sheriff announces arrests in 'Spice' sales at three stores
Tampa Bay Times
Authorities said that three west Pasco County, Fla., convenience stores sold synthetic marijuana made with banned chemicals for months. Detectives worked with confidential sources to buy the drugs and build the cases until the arrests were made.
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United Way activates May tornadoes relief fund
United Way
The devastating May tornadoes have left many Oklahoma residents stunned, wondering what they could do to help. United Way of central Oklahoma advises that monetary donations are the best way to assist. The organization has activated its disaster relief fund effective Monday, May 20.
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Florida Families First budget invests in keeping everyone safe
Office of Governor Rick Scott
Gov. Rick Scott highlighted investments in the Florida Families First budget that ensures the continued protections of Florida families and visitors to Florida. The budget provides necessary resources to our state and local criminal justice agencies, as well as the judicial branch. The goal is to ensure the safety and protection of Florida families and visitors through effective investigations, prosecution and targeted rehabilitation and prevention efforts.
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United Way activates May tornadoes relief fund
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United Way of Central Oklahoma advises that monetary donations are the best way to assist. The organization has activated its disaster relief fund effective Monday, May 20.

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Jailhouse farms feed Florida inmates, guards
Fox News
Feeding prisoners can be costly, so one county in Florida has found a way to save taxpayers money. The Marion County Sheriff's Office has started four inmate labor farms across the Ocala area.

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Polk Sheriff Grady Judd: 92 arrested in prostitution roundup
WTSP-TV
The suspects either responded to online ads posted by undercover detectives posing as prostitutes, or they were prostitutes themselves who posted ads and came to the undercover location, offering their services.

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Proposal lower the BAC level will have little impact on Florida DUIs
WFTS-TV
The proposal to lower the blood alcohol content by nearly half would likely mean very little for how DUI arrests are handled statewide, according to the Hillsborough County, Fla., sheriff's office. "BAC only comes into play in fatal accidents and accidents causing serious bodily injury," explained an officer who is assigned to HCSO's DUI task force.
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Secondhand shock may cause problems for 1st responders in a crisis
KTVK-TV
You've heard of second-hand smoke. Now we're hearing about a condition called "second-hand shock" — something that first-responders can experience after helping in a crisis.
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