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Matrix Demonstration Project: 2 new modules on crime analysis
George Mason University's Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy
George Mason University's Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy's Matrix Demonstration Project, which is funded by BJA, recently released two new online training modules: "Crime Analysis for Commanders" and "Crime Analysis for Operations." These BJA-funded trainings are an excellent — and free — resource for those interested in crime analysis, and how it can benefit law enforcement operations. Find links to this and other important online training through FSA's E-learning page.
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House approves key Department of Justice programs
The Council of State Governments Justice Center
On July 12, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on commerce, justice and science approved the fiscal year 2014 bill that funds Department of Justice programs. The bill funds DOJ at $26.3 billion, a 3 percent decrease of $720 million from the fiscal year 2013 enacted level.
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Safeguarding your home while on vacation
FSA
Preventing break-ins and other problems when you are away takes a minimal amount of planning and can increase your peace of mind greatly while you travel. Remembering to lock you windows and doors and maintaining a "lived in" look of your house, such as light timers, are two practices that may prevent your home from being an easy target.
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Attorney General Pam Bondi's weekly briefing
Florida Attorney General
When criminals commit Medicaid fraud, they are essentially stealing from Florida's taxpayers. My Medicaid Fraud Control Unit has offices throughout the state to combat Medicaid fraud. The unit is dedicated to upholding the integrity of the Medicaid program.
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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.
 


Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post 900: 1st place at annual Explorers Competition
Tampa Bay Times
At the annual Florida Association of Police Explorers competition June 24-28 in Crystal River, the overall championship trophy went to Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post 900. Pinellas county's "Team Alpha" received a first place trophy in the crisis intervention event, second place trophy in the in-progress event and fourth place trophies in the traffic stop, traffic crash and arrest and search events.
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New Economic Crimes Task Force makes 1st arrest
Space Coast Daily
Brevard county's Economic Crimes Unit, which will be formally introduced on Aug. 1 along with the countywide Economic Crimes Task Force, is a first of its kind partnership in Brevard county consisting of federal, state and local law enforcement officers.
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National Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week
American Probation and Parole Association
This week has been set aside to recognize the hard work that pretrial, probation, and parole supervision professionals do for our public safety. The Florida Sheriffs Association would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge Florida sheriffs' offices that offer these services.

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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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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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Update: Juvenile detention costs
Florida Association of Counties
Prior to the First District Court of Appeal's ruling, counties were paying on average about 75 percent of the cost of detention. The big shift in financial responsibility largely comes from youth who are in probation status. According to the court's ruling, all youth on probation status who are in secure detention are the financial responsibility of the state.
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For states, gambling on casinos may be a bad bet
Pew Research Center
Economists Douglas M. Walker and Peter T. Calcagno found that corruption convictions increased after casinos were legalized. But that's not the whole story. According to their analysis, the corrupting influence of casino interests was at work a year or two before casinos were legalized.
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National Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week
American Probation and Parole Association
The American Probation and Parole Association has designated the week of July 21-27 as Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week. This week has been set aside to recognize the hard work that pretrial, probation, and parole supervision professionals do for our public safety. The Florida Sheriffs Association would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge Florida sheriffs' offices that offer these services.
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