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FSA offers final civil process training of the year
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Avalon Legal Services Information, in partnership with the Florida Sheriffs Association, is hosting the final Civil Process training class of the year. The Polk County Sheriff's Office will host this two-day school designed to train attendees on civil process statutes and updates on anything passed into law during the 2012 legislative session. More

Collier Sheriff's Office launches storm website
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The Collier County Sheriff's Office launched a severe weather website offering videos about hurricane preparedness, a map of affected areas, information about curfews and information for after the storm. There are links to state and local storm-related resources, including the Collier County Emergency Management website and the National Hurricane Center website. More

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office selects Black Lotus for DDoS protection
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Black Lotus, a leader in availability security and a provider of distributed denial of service protection announced that the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has selected Black Lotus' patent-pending technology to ensure the security of its information systems. The technology protects the entire HCSO network from threats against availability and inspects its Web traffic through the DDoS-protected Human Behavior Analysis engine. More

South Florida's export: Criminals who travel across country for heists
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In recent months, law enforcement officials in central Florida have reported a sudden upsurge in "smash-and-grab" incidents at state parks, ball fields, community centers, churches, gyms and day care centers. These crimes appear to be connected to South Florida-based organized crime rings known as "Felony Lane" gangs, officials say. Nearly every jurisdiction in Florida has been affected and officials are sharing information about the gangs' tactics, targets and trip-ups to stop them, said Polk County Sheriff's Sgt. JoDee Furlong. More

Jacksonville grapples again with how to pay for special events
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Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford wants to avoid tapping his budget for $780,000 in overtime pay for police doing traffic control and security services at EverBank Field for 10 Jaguars games, the Florida-Georgia football game, the Gator Bowl and the Monster Jam truck show. But Mayor Alvin Brown's administration says there's no place but the Sheriff's Office to get that money. More

George Zimmerman gets permission to travel to Orange County
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The judge in the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case agreed to let the defendant travel to Orange County but only to go to his lawyers' offices. Defense attorney Don West asked Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester to let Zimmerman, 28, move out of Seminole County. Lester said Zimmerman could travel to Orange County to meet with his lawyers but could go nowhere else and could not leave Seminole County for any other reason. More

Walton Sheriff's Office receives equipment
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Window tint meters, LED traffic cones, flashlights and a handheld radar were a few of the items that the Walton County Sheriff's Office received this year for participating in the Florida Department of Transportation's Law Enforcement Challenge, according to the WCSO. The WCSO is looking to use the equipment given to them by the Challenge Program to promote traffic safety on Walton County roadways. More

Parents should monitor teens' use of Facebook, Twitter
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Facebook and Twitter are some of the top social networking websites and have become an online craze for teens and for many adults. You've probably also heard some stories about how pedophiles are surfing these pages for their next targets, or how teens are having their identities stolen after posting too much information online. As a parent, you can teach your children how to safely use social networking websites. More

Sheriff's Office warns of counterfeit cash in central Florida
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There is a new concern about some counterfeit money floating around Florida. In fact, the Orange County Sheriff's Office just sent out a warning from the Secret Service about bogus $100 bills. The Secret Service said U.S. postal inspectors first brought attention to a counterfeit problem after they found someone had been using fake $100 bills to buy money orders at post offices all across Central Florida. More

Training: Investigating indoor marijuana grows
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VideoBrief The Police Officers Safety Association presents part one of a two-part series on how to investigate an indoor marijuana growing facility. This 42-minute video touches on the different health effects these investigations could possibly cause involved officers. More

Training: Sit down and prepare to defend yourself
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As Roswell, Ga., Police Captain Donald Moss worked with his cadre of firearms instructors drafting the department's annual firearms schedule, they all reflected upon the events in Lakewood, Wash. and Detroit. As a result, there was a commitment ensuring officers would be prepared to defend themselves in the event any officers faced similar ambushes. Progressive firearms skill development includes drills and exercises focused on shooting on the move, prone, kneeing, behind cover, in low-light and no-light scenarios, in close-quarters combat and with patrol rifles and shotguns. After reviewing the horrific details of the Lakewood and Detroit incidents, instructors designed three new shooting drills. More


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