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FSA: Kudos for keeping law enforcement retirement funds strong
South Florida Sun Sentinel
As sheriffs, it is our duty and commitment to keep Floridians and visitors safe. It is good public policy to ensure that our pension system remains well-funded with solid investments so that the financial welfare of these public servants in retirement is fair and reasonable. A well-funded retirement is one benefit that our state must provide to balance the daily risks for law enforcement and their families.
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Broward sheriff's unit out to arrest 'worst of the worst' in Florida
South Florida Sun Sentinel
Christopher Ferguson, Patrick Joseph and Jorge Rodriguez are members of the exclusive "WOW" club — what Florida's Broward County Sheriff's Office considers the "worst of the worst." Sheriff Scott Isreal said at a news conference, "We are going after what we believe are the six percent of criminals who are committing approximately 65 percent of the violent crimes."
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6 Walton county deputies receive FDLE leadership training
WWMB-TV
The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute announces the graduation today of 35 first-line supervisors from the Florida Leadership Academy. Included in the graduates are six members of the Walton County Sheriff's Office. Graduates learned skills necessary to support the needs of their agency and the community as they prepare for future challenges.
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Bones of boys sought in Florida Panhandle
Orlando Sentinel
Teams of forensic and law enforcement searchers began sifting the sands of Florida Panhandle woodlands, searching for bones of juvenile offenders who disappeared from a notorious reform school more than 50 years ago.
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Phone scheme targets elderly in Sarasota, Manatee
The Tampa Tribune
People in both Manatee and Sarasota counties have received separate, unrelated phone calls from a stranger claiming their sons are being held at gunpoint after they were involved in a vehicle accident, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
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John Clay 5k race raises thousands for 'Project Lifesaver'
WINK-TV
Hundreds of runners in Naples hit the pavement bright and early for the annual John Clay 5K. The race raises funds for the Collier County Sheriff's Office's "Project Lifesaver," a program that helps track people who are prone to wander off.
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Bondi joins 21 states backing the NRA's efforts against federal gun laws
The Associated Press via WTXL-TV
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has co-signed a brief filed by Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange in support of the National Rifle Association's continued efforts to have a federal court nullify a gun law that prevents individuals under 21-years-old from purchasing a handgun.
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Legal considerations for cellphone search incident to arrest
PoliceOne
Can you search the cellphone of an arrested person, incident to arrest? The Supreme Court has not yet addressed this issue, and the lower courts are split. Until a clear decision is made, keep your searches of cellphones reasonable. That's what the Fourth Amendment is all about.
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Takedown offense: Defensive tactics technique
Officer.com
Watch, listen and learn as Defensive Tactics Instructor Richard Nance discusses and demonstrates methods for preventing and/or resisting being taken down by a suspect.
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3 ways to protect yourself from hackers
PoliceOne.com
Many police agencies, private businesses and the federal government have experienced some kind of hacker intrusion in the past few years. And thanks to Hollywood, there's widespread misunderstanding of what a computer hacker really is. In essence, hackers write lines of computer code — typically referred to as a "virus" — as a means of gaining entry to a network.
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Bones of boys sought in Florida Panhandle
Orlando Sentinel
Teams of forensic and law enforcement searchers began sifting the sands of Florida Panhandle woodlands, searching for bones of juvenile offenders who disappeared from a reform school more than 50 years ago.

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House panel boosts funds to combat prescription drug abuse
The Southwest Times Record
The House Appropriations Committee is putting more resources behind federal efforts to combat prescription drug abuse. The panel plans to provide $335 million in the next fiscal year for Drug Enforcement Administration regulatory and enforcement efforts aimed at reducing the illicit use of prescription medications.

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Orange county sheriff honors boy who rescued girl from drowning as 'hero'
Orlando Sentinel
Orange county Sheriff Jerry Demings said Ethan swam into three feet of water to retrieve the child's limp body and pull it to the edge where two others helped lift the girl out of the pool.

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Fingerprint technology breathes life into cold cases
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
New technology is breathing life into Florida's Sarasota county cold cases. Unsolved crimes will have answers. Criminals who thought they got away will be arrested. Those are at least the expectations of a new automated fingerprint identification system that recently went live at the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.
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How to protect yourself when walking alone
Florida Sheriffs Association
There are several precautions you can take to avoid putting yourself in a dangerous situation when walking. These include walking with a friend, staying alert, avoid wearing headphones and not approaching unfamiliar vehicles.
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