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State law officers show unified front on seatbelt safety
Clay Today
"Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death in the United States. Most of these traffic crashes are preventable," said Sgt. Dylan L. Bryan, Florida Highway Patrol public affairs officer. "Whether it was caused by driver error, driver distractions or even faulty equipment to name a few; we must take responsibility in our actions on the roadway."
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Report: FSA advocates for law enforcement at Capitol
FSA
One of the Florida Sheriffs Association's primary roles and responsibilities is to support and monitor legislation that ensures public safety in Florida. During the 2013 Legislative session, FSA's legislative team actively worked with lawmakers to ensure the bills introduced in session were in the best interest of Florida citizens' safety and Florida's law enforcement officers.
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Collier County Sheriff's Office presents on how CIT impacts the community
FSA
Florida Partners in Crisis and the CIT Coalition hosted a Board of Directors and Membership meeting in Orlando. CIT stands for Crisis Intervention Teams, and these groups of individuals are law enforcement, correctional officers and dispatchers who are trained on how to identify persons with mental illness and de-escalate situations when a person with mental illness comes into contact with law enforcement.
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In the event of an emergency, even when the power lines are down, portable LED displays are a great way to get the word out. Sheriff's Offices in Texas are now using LED displays to advertise Sheriff's Auction items, display Most Wanted Posters, promote upcoming events, and for presenting valuable public service messages.
 


Ivey supports Bondi's program to combat human trafficking
Space Coast Daily
Attorney General Pam Bondi discusses statistics regarding human trafficking. Bondi introduced an online program to combat human trafficking. The program will be used by law enforcement officers including Brevard County Sheriff's Office. The two-hour online training, "Introduction to Human Trafficking," equips front-line officers with information to help them recognize and respond to human trafficking.
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FDOT confirms they will increase yellow light minimums
WTSP-TV via WTLV-TV
The Florida Department of Transportation confirmed to WTSP the agency will add 0.4 seconds to all yellow interval minimums to allow drivers more time to safely react. FDOT will send the directive to local agencies this week, although it could take months to re-time all of the short lights in the state.
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Brevard sheriff's GAMEOVER task force makes 900th arrest
Space Coast Daily
GAMEOVER recently apprehended Quentin Dwayne Byrd, 36. Byrd, who had been eluding law enforcement, was wanted in reference to an outstanding warrant for Strong Arm Robbery and Grand Theft. He is being held at the Brevard County Jail Complex on a $35,000.00 bond.
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Overhaul coming to Pinellas gang intelligence database
Tampa Bay Times
After agreeing Florida's gang laws are too vague, Pinellas County law enforcement leaders are moving ahead with changes they hope will prevent people from being wrongly labeled gang members merely for being seen with relatives or friends who are.
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Trusting the crosswalk button in your department
By Capt. Jeffrey Williams
Why is so much apparent anger directed toward the crosswalk button? The button will work by just pushing it once, but after repeated battering, it eventually will not work and will need to be repaired or replaced.

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3-D printed bullets, the latest gun control nightmare
The Inquisitr
New 3-D printed bullets have made it even more challenging for gun control supporters to corral the rise of homemade arsenals. Though the new "bullets" may not be as effective as the real thing, they get the job done.

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Gov. Rick Scott signs bill banning texting while driving
Office of Governor Rick Scott
The ban in SB 52 includes text messaging, emailing and instant messaging through smart phones. Students and teachers from Alonzo Mourning Senior High School also signed their names to pledge to not text while driving.

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Tips to protect children on and offline
Good Morning America via Yahoo! News
Keeping our children safe is one of the most important things we do in law enforcement. Parents cannot be with their child every minute of every day. Rebecca Bailey, Ph.D., reveals the best ways to safeguard children from abduction, cyber bullying and more.
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Trusting the crosswalk button in your department
By Capt. Jeffrey Williams
Why is so much apparent anger directed toward the crosswalk button? The button will work by just pushing it once, but after repeated battering, it eventually will not work and will need to be repaired or replaced. Why don't pedestrians trust the crosswalk button? This trust can be conscious or unconscious, but pedestrians probably don't trust the crosswalk button for some of the same reasons individuals in our policing organizations don't trust their own communication conduits.
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