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Editorial: Florida Legislature should reform Baker Act
Tampa Bay Times
The Legislature recently authorized $800,000 for the Florida Sheriff's Association for crisis training, a good first step. Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri notes that a rigorous one-week training program recently helped a deputy elude and calm a knife-wielding woman who in the past might have been shot.
Behind the Badge: 5 Points with Sheriff Rick Ramsay
Florida Sheriffs Association
We recently sat down with Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay to learn a little more about him and what is happening in his community.
FDLE arrests 19 suspects in 'Operation Safe Summer'
Space Coast Daily
Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, along with the Florida Department of Corrections Office of Community Corrections and the Orange County Sheriff's Office arrested 19 sexual offenders for various violations of probation charges and one offender for possession of child pornography.
Young BSO deputy dies after lengthy battle with cancer
Broward Sheriff's Office
Deputy Thomas O'Keefe was a third-generation law enforcement officer who followed in the career footsteps of his father and grandfather. He started working for BSO in 2003 at age 19. During his career, he served in the Tamarac, Deerfield Beach and Dania Beach districts. He also worked in multiple units in BSO’s Strategic Investigations Division.
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Teen Driver Challenge puts new drivers to the test
News Star via The News-Press
"The session at the airfield really wakes them up after the classroom setting the day before, which many students attend after school," said C. Vernon Tyus Jr., staff officer, Lee County Sheriff's Office (LCSO), assistant director (SYAL). "Their excitement culminates at the end when they are required to perform pulse-quickening maneuvers in a last-minute evasive skill," added Tyus, who explained that this is always a favorite with the students.
UCF instructor among 12 arrested in online child-sex sting
A University of Central Florida instructor was among 12 people arrested in a Seminole County Sheriff's Office undercover operation of people who attempted to sexually exploit children using the Internet.
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BSO deputies pull driver from burning car after crash
According to Smith, two responding Broward Sheriff's Office deputies helped pull Allen from the burning car and one performed CPR on him until paramedics arrived.
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office seeks public input on agency's performance
Have an opinion about the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office? The agency is inviting the public to comment on its services because an independent group is assessing it.
St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office unveils new emergency phone alert system
"For many years we have used a system called FirstCall so we can make targeted, real-time phone calls to neighborhoods where we need to contact people immediately," Sheriff Ken Mascara said. "If you've already signed up with FirstCall, your phone numbers will automatically transfer to the new system, called CodeRED."
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