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Judd speaks on girl's suicide from social media bullying
The Global Dispatch
Detectives in Polk County made a tragic discovery when a missing girl was found dead in Lakeland, from an apparent suicide. Her mother says she was a victim of relentless bullying and Sheriff Grady Judd addressed the issue in a statement. "It's one of the saddest situations I've seen," Judd said.
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FSA announces partnership with Sesame Street
Florida Sheriffs Association
The partnership between the Florida Sheriffs Association and Sesame Street Workshop is a collaboration that will allow resource kits to be distributed throughout the state of Florida for incarcerated family members, children, caregivers and loved ones.
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Motive a mystery in Navy Yard shooting that killed 13
McClatchy Washington Bureau via Miami Herald
A mass shooting on Sept. 16, at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., left at least 13 people dead — including the gunman — and three others wounded. “We have no indication of any motive at this time,” Washington, D.C., police Chief Cathy Lanier said.
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  Portable LED Displays

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.
 


11 arrested in drug ring suspected of making, selling synthetic narcotics
WTLV-TV
In St. John's County, Sheriff David Shoar said, "There is an obvious increase in the use of these types of drugs. As law enforcement continues to address this type of criminal activity, there has been an identifiable increase in the types of abnormal behavior and violence associated with the use of synthetic drugs to include bath salts."
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Deputies host live Facebook chat to warn parents about dangers of 'sexting'
Orlando Sentinel
Three hours after Kevin Greene gave his two daughters new tablets, his 8-year-old daughter began receiving emails from a man in Orlando asking for nude pictures of her. After dealing with a dozen cases similar to the Greene's over the last year, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office hosted a Facebook live chat to inform parents of the dangers of sexting.
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Polk sheriff files charges on 61 in $350,000 Avon Park Youth Academy riot
News-Sun
The Polk County Sheriff's Office has filed charges against 61 Avon Park Youth Academy residents in connection with a riot that took place on Aug. 17. Charges range from rioting, introduction of contraband, grand theft, burglary, felony criminal mischief, petit theft, tampering with a coin operated device and theft of a controlled substance.
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Sarasota County SWAT teams win big at Region VI SWAT Competition
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
This competition brings together SWAT teams from around the region to train together and get to know each other before an incident occurs. Events are designed to test marksmanship, following procedures and rules, teamwork and physical fitness.
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State Farm Celebrate My Drive contest
State Farm
During the week of Oct. 18-26, your community will be encouraged to make safe driving commitments on behalf of your high school. Celebrate My Drive is a chance for communities to rally around young drivers and encourage them to make safe driving choices every time they're behind the wheel.
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FSA announces partnership with Sesame Street
Florida Sheriffs Association
The partnership between the Florida Sheriffs Association and Sesame Street Workshop is a collaboration that will allow resource kits to be distributed throughout the state of Florida for incarcerated family members, children, caregivers and loved ones.

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Social network for law enforcement nearing completion
The Associated Press via New York Daily News
BlueLine, a Facebook-like social network for members of law enforcement, is the creation Bill Bratton. Bratton, former head of the Los Angeles and New York police departments, says the new platform will "go live" in October at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference.

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Judd pushing for law targeting teens who video tape, encourage fights
WFTS-TV
Recently, a disturbing fight between two high school girls in Lakeland was caught on camera and quickly shared on social media. "You not only see that they're recording the fight, but you hear them screaming and hollering and encouraging the fight," said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.

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St. Lucie County fellow officers of Sgt. Gary Morales honored
WPEC-TV
In February, the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office experienced the murder of one of their own: The beloved Deputy Sheriff. Sgt. Gary Morales. Morales was conducting a traffic stop when the man inside the car, Eriese Tisdale, refused to stop. He was not even out of his car when Deputies say Tisdale shot him three times at close range.
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FBI releases crime statistics for 2012
The Federal Bureau of Investigation
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting program collects information on crimes reported by law enforcement agencies regarding the violent crimes of murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault, as well as the property crimes of burglary, larceny theft, motor vehicle theft and arson.
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Take the pledge to never text and drive
It Can Wait
Causes and AT&T are teaming up with Family, Career and Community Leaders of America to spread the word about the many dangers of texting while driving. When you watch a preview of the powerful documentary about the impact of texting and driving or take the pledge, AT&T will donate $1 to FCCLA — up to $95,000 — and you become part of a movement to make our roads safer.
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Young boy donates savings to police in Wisconsin
WTMJ-Radio via WTMJ-TV
A young boy in Wisconsin donated his money to the Greenfield Police Department, but left before anyone could thank him. According to the police department, he left a bag of change at the counter and told the clerk he wanted to donate his money to "the police."
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15 ways to spot a stolen car
PoliceLink
"G-ride, Hot Roller, Code 37" — no matter what you call it, arresting someone driving a stolen car is solid police work. In this article we are going to examine 15 tactics that will assist you in locating stolen cars.
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