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Behind the Badge Blog: Making decisions about marijuana
Florida Sheriffs Association
What we don't know is what the impact of legalization of marijuana will be on society. In order to understand this better we need a laboratory, a state which would be willing to experiment with the lives of its citizens. Well, we now have the laboratory — the state of Colorado which legalized the sale of recreational marijuana last year.
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Cold cases are solved with teamwork and dedication
Tampa Bay Times
We are partnering with sheriffs, medical examiners, the Florida Sheriffs Association and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. But ultimately, successful cold case programs need the public's support and for our elected officials to understand what this program means to not just the local community, but to all Floridians.
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On Memorial Day, Sheriff Wayne Ivey honored those who made the ultimate sacrifice
Space Coast Daily
Please take a moment to watch this short Memorial Day message and to attend one of the many Memorial Day events taking place throughout Brevard County to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting our country.
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Florida crime rate drops almost 5 percent
Pensacola News Journal
Florida Sheriffs Association President and St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar said, "The results of the 2014 Annual Crime Report are testimony to the dedication and hard work of deputy sheriffs and law enforcement officers across the state. This report also demonstrates the effectiveness of sending deserving criminals to prison, keeping them away from law-abiding citizens."
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FSA mobile app
Florida Sheriffs Association
Did you know FSA now has a mobile app? Download today to stay up to date with everything happening around the state and have one touch access to your local Sheriff's offices.
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Orange County Sheriff's Office implements comprehensive safety award program
Florida Sheriffs Association
OSCO Assistant Director of Human Resources Georgene Rye and Wellness and Benefits Supervisor Erlene Cavalere accepted the Destination Zero Award on behalf of their agency.
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Fraud of the Day: Smoke screen
LexisNexis.
Criminals are usually pretty good at creating smoke screens — They strive to cover up their deceptive activities so that their ruse cannot be detected at first glance.
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University of Central Florida Police, Orange County Sheriff team up to enhance off-campus security
WOFL-TV
"Alcohol has played a significant role in some of the things you have reported on in the recent past. The other thing is noise. We respond to a significant number noise complaints," said Sheriff Jerry Demings.
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Prevention is key to stopping teen drinking
Tallahassee Democrat
Wouldn't it be great if we had an organization working to keep our kids away from drugs and alcohol? Well, we do. It's called the Leon County Responsible Decision Making Coalition (RDMC).
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'Click It Or Ticket' campaign underway
NorthEscambia.com
"Every day, unbuckled motorists are losing their lives in motor vehicle crashes," said Sheriff David Morgan. During the "Memorial Day weekend and the summer vacation season, we want to make sure people are doing the one thing that can save them in a crash, buckling up."
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 UPCOMING FSA EVENTS
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June 8-11 Executive Assistants Conference Seagate Hotel & Spa, Delray Beach Details
July 12-15 Summer Conference Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa Details
Oct. 7-9 Fleet Admin & Vehicle Expo Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa Details


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