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Polk County Sheriff's Deputies bust marijuana operation, grow house
The Ledger
Polk County Sheriff's detectives have broken up a marijuana growing and traffic organization operating in Polk County and South Florida. The investigation uncovered an elaborate marijuana growing and trafficking operation that led to the arrest of nine people and the seizure of 96 pounds of marijuana in houses in Lake Wales and Frostproof, Sheriff Grady Judd said at a news conference.
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Pinellas Special Victims Unit focused on sex crimes, human trafficking
Tampa Bay Times
Renamed Diamond and Candy by their captors, the teenage girls, ages 15 and 16, were forced to have sex with up to five strangers a day inside motel rooms across Pinellas County. In May 2013, while serving a warrant, sheriff's deputies discovered them inside a room at the Knights Inn in St. Petersburg. Detectives arrested four people accused of running a human trafficking ring. The teens, both runaways, were placed in foster care after their parents said they didn't want them back. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said, "We're clamping down on the pill mills and drug trafficking. A lot of the same people are migrating from one illegal enterprise to another."
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Uniting Broward is a BSO priority
Sun Sentinel
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said, "I recognize that by working together with the community through a team approach, we can find local solutions to local issues."
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Officials shut down $10 million drug ring in Fort Pierce
WPBF-TV
St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara and Fort Pierce Police Chief Sean Baldwin announced the results of "Operation Spot Remover," the dismantling of a large drug ring with tentacles reaching into South and Central Florida from Fort Pierce. Mascara said detectives obtained arrest warrants charging approximately 28 individuals with 184 drug felonies totaling in excess of $6.7 million in bonds.
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Medical marijuana: No proven clinical value
Miami Herald
To date, there is no compelling clinical need for what smoked marijuana purports to do; the medical conditions for which it might be applied are already treated by non-marijuana medicines that have been found safe, effective and without risk of abuse.
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Officials laud efforts to keep drivers safe on roadways
Sun Sentinel
The Dori Slosberg Foundation recently had its 10th annual "Staying Alive on 95 & Florida's Roadways" event at Benvenuto Restaurant in Boynton Beach. … Espanet, 16, was too choked up to speak as he took the microphone, but Officer Daniel Kramer of the Delray Beach Police Department Traffic Division spoke about Espanet's character. "This young man made a mistake," he said. "And his mistake changed two lives – his and his victim's. But, he went to court, never fought or argued and took full responsibility for his actions." Espanet was charged with careless driving for making a lane change and losing control of his vehicle. His car hydroplaned on a wet road and hit a pedestrian.
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'I want to cease fire'
Pensacola News Journal
It's been a violent June in Escambia County. Though we are at the midpoint of 2014, the year is shaping up unfortunately to be yet another with too many young bodies being buried and families torn apart by violence. There have been a half-dozen homicides in the county and more than a dozen people wounded. The Escambia County Sheriff's Office has taken a leadership role in getting citizens involved in taking back their neighborhoods.
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Polk County Sheriff's Deputies bust marijuana operation, grow house
The Ledger
A marijuana trafficking operation and a Poinciana grow house were dismantled in separate investigations by the Polk County Sheriff's Office in the past week, officials said. The two incidents are unrelated, the Sheriff's Office said.

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Engaging emergency communications employees
Officer.com
When a public safety telecommunications operator feels emotionally connected to the larger picture and the agency's mission, there is increased satisfaction, work performance and longevity. Supervisors can do a few things to increase this engagement.

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5 great ways to destroy your police career on social media
PoliceOne
You've survived years of schooling and training, along with a few good years of law enforcement service. If you're on the hunt for creative way to toss away that great career in law enforcement, I've got the answer for you: Be irresponsible and reckless in your use of social media.

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NWS Lightening Safety Awareness Week
FSA
Summer is the peak season for one of the nation's deadliest weather phenomena — lightning. The National Weather Service has declared June 22-28 as National Lightning Safety Awareness Week.
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SLCSO: Sheriff leads bust of store clerk selling booze, spice to kids
WPEC-TV
St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara lead a bust that resulted in the arrest of a convenience store clerk who had a reputation for selling booze to minors in addition to illegal "spice."
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Taking back our communities: Stopping the violence
WCTV-TV
Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young and others traveled to Florida State Prison to tour death row and witness an execution to experience what life is like on death row so that a strategy can be planned to curb violence and crime in Gadsden County.
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Pre-sales for new specialty license tags begin July 1
The Tampa Tribune
As they did a year ago, Florida lawmakers this spring approved four new specialty license tags, also extending a self-imposed barrier that hasn't slowed the program. Starting July 1, pre-sales will start on the four plates — Moffitt Cancer Center, Fallen Law Enforcement Officers, the Florida Sheriffs Association and Keiser University — signed into law this year by Gov. Rick Scott. Each plate raises money for the sponsoring organization. The fallen hero tag, which will feature the motto “A Hero Remembered Never Dies” across the bottom, will assist the Police and Kids Foundation, Inc.
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