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Law enforcement dealing with new illegal drug in the area
WEAR-TV
Local law enforcement agencies already have their hands full dealing with a slew of illegal drugs. And now the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office says Molly is starting to show up into northwest Florida.
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Pill mill efforts result in award for Sarasota sheriff
Sarasota Patch
"I didn't know they gave an award for doing your job," said Sheriff Tom Knight, who was honored for his work to put an end to misuse of pain management clinics and reduce crime. "But in my eyes it was the most prestigious award I’ve ever received."
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Polk County deputies uncover sex slave operation
WTFS-TV
For critics of Sheriff Grady Judd's numerous online prostitution stings that often net dozens of suspects as being trivial or focusing on misdemeanor offenses, Polk County's top cop had a sharp response during a news conference.
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Federal task force to combat organized retail theft in South Florida
South Florida Sun Sentinel
The group, which includes detectives from the Broward Sheriff's Office, will be taking aim at all facets of such retail crime, ranging from the guy who lines his pants with tin foil to fool anti-theft sensors to cracking down on gangs who drive away with cargo containers full of merchandise.
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Explorer Post 900 wins championship
Tampa Bay Newspapers
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post 900 recently won the State Competition Championship at the Florida Association of Police Explorers competition, June 24-28 in Crystal River. Competing against 31 other law enforcement explorer posts from across Florida, Pinellas County’s "Team Alpha" received the overall championship trophy.
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Making a difference: Citrus County Commander Buddy Grant's challenge
WTSP-TV
Commander Buddy Grant with the Citrus County Sheriff's Office is challenging his deputies to beat his time of 4:28 on the sheriff's office PT course. As a United Way board member, Grant says it's something that's been on his mind for a long time. This challenge is a way to give back and make a difference in his community.
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Law enforcement dealing with new illegal drug in the area
WEAR-TV
Local law enforcement agencies already have their hands full dealing with a slew of illegal drugs. And now the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office says Molly is starting to show up into northwest Florida.

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Take care of your officers
By Brandon Elliott
This is a message to all you sheriffs, chiefs and administrative officers. It takes a vast amount of experience and calculated thinking to be the heads and executive officers of your agencies. What I want to address is what often gets lost in the bureaucracy that is police administration.

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ACLU wants to tighten up drug database access
South Florida Sun Sentinel
The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida has asked the state Department of Health to tighten rules to prevent the accidental release of confidential information from a state prescription-drug database.

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Hendry County Sheriff's officer heading up state agricultural intelligence unit
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Charles White of Clewiston is an agricultural unit sergeant with the Hendry County Sheriff's Office and was elected as president of the Florida Agricultural Crimes Intelligence Unit at their annual training seminar in Daytona Beach on May 16.
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Preventing cellphone theft
FSA
As cellphones become more sophisticated, more popular and more expensive, cellphone theft across the U.S. is on the rise. In Orange County, sheriff's detectives have seen a significant increase in robbery crimes, where the victims are targeted for their cellphone. When devices are stolen, identity theft becomes a major concern, as personal information is often stored in cellphones. Check out these tips to keep your cellphone device and personal information safe.
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