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A new standard for law enforcement: It's just how things are done here
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During the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York, more than 1,800 people were arrested, including a 15-year-old diabetic girl on her way to see a movie. In St. Paul, Minn., during the Republican National Convention in 2008, there were 800 arrests. Four years later, the RNC came to downtown Tampa. According to Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Major Ron Hartley, on a normal day there could be as many as 15 or 20 arrests. During the entire run of the RNC in the city, there were two arrests. More

Stay up-to-date with FSA training opportunities
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Throughout the year, the Florida Sheriffs sponsor and provide a variety of management and technical training programs across the state. FSA offers free and fee-based training activities throughout the year for both certified and non-certified personnel. Training seminars offer expertise in leadership, human resource/risk management, administrative management and other law-enforcement and corrections-oriented areas of need. More

The 'me generation' and the future of law enforcement (commentary)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In the last several years, law enforcement literature — both academic and popular — has been replete with articles on the hiring and training of new officers from the millennial generation. Millennials include somewhere between 70-80 million some say upwards of 102 million by 2025 young men and women born between 1980 and 2002. By virtually all accounts, these officers may not be easily understood or accepted by older officers by boomers and Gen-Xers who are currently in positions of authority in law enforcement. Some have characterized this generational gap as a potential law enforcement workforce crisis. More

More than 1,000 police officers gathered to remember one of their own
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The rumble of several hundred Harley Davidson engines is always a powerful sight. But the emotions are even stronger as all of the different colors of all the different police and sheriff's offices gathered as one. Port St Lucie Sgt. Paul Grohowski said "We all bleed blue no matter the color of the uniform." In front of the church a wave of support. The badges on their sleeves show they're from South Florida, Central Florida and the West Coast. But today they're all related. It's a brotherhood that puts duty above all else. More

Drug summit to bring together many organizations, law enforcement
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In what is being touted as the first of its kind, a drug summit next month will bring together federal, state and local officials with private organizations to discuss the ongoing drug abuse problem. Rachel Docekal, CEO of the Hanley Center Foundation, said the summit represents a departure from past practice where oftentimes each community deals with the problem on its own. More

Columbia County deputies seize synthetic drugs
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The Columbia County Sheriff's Office partnered with the Lake City Police Department, state attorney's office and the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office for the morning operation. On March 23, Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill into law that deemed "synthetic substances" such as bath salts and synthetic cannabinoids to be a significant threat to the health and public safety within the state. More

Sheriff honors winners of 2012 Florida Police & Fire Games
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Citrus County Sheriff Jeff Dawsy honored local winners of the 2012 Florida Police & Fire Games, held June 16-23 in Indian River, Fla., on the state's Treasure Coast. The sheriff's office hosted the award winners during a special ceremony in the Emergency Operations Center in Lecanto. These games are held the third full week each June. They draw approximately 5,000 competitors, representing more than 200 different agencies statewide. Athletes compete in more than 45 Olympic-style sporting events. More

Registered sex offender databases promote community awareness
New Port Richey Patch    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
An online mapping tool, available through the Pasco Sheriff's Office website, allows users to search by address or city to get a visual representation of offenders' registered addresses. However, the Pasco Sheriff's Office also has an absconders list, and that one they need the community's assistance with. Absconders, those who do not follow registration requirements, are actively pursued, Sheriff's Chris Nocco said. The absconder list includes photos and information on past known whereabouts, and also indicates any history of violence. More

More pot growing operations busted
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Holmes County Sheriff's deputies in Bonifay say they have had another successful week eradicating marijuana. Deputies located and destroyed 292 mature pot plants in northwestern Holmes County. Then they found another 175 plants of County Road 163 just south of the Alabama/Florida state line the next day. Lawmen say it's the most productive few days they have had this year locating and burning marijuana crops. More

43 nabbed in sex sting
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The Manatee County Sheriff's Office concluded a weeklong undercover sting operation, beginning on Sept. 10, which resulted in the arrest of 43 people. Detectives went online in various undercover capacities and subsequently set up meetings with the men at an undercover home in Manatee County. The men went to the residence, believing they were meeting up with a juvenile for a sexual encounter. They were arrested on charges including travel to seduce, solicit or entice a child to commit sexual act and use of a computer to seduce, solicit or entice a child to commit sexual act. More


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