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Broward sheriff mourns death of Deputy Daniel Rivera
Miami Herald
The Broward Sheriff's Office is mourning the death of Deupty Daniel Rivera, who recently crashed his squad car on the way to work. "Our entire agency is feeling the loss of this young, brave deputy who was taken too soon from his family, friends and coworkers," Sheriff Scott Israel said in a statement.
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Lawmakers propose changes to strengthen state's sex offender laws
South Florida Sun Sentinel
Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford said police need more authority to monitor all sex offenders. Detectives had been to the home of Donald J. Smith — the sex offender accused of raping and strangling 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle — the morning of her abduction in June.
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Rx drug deaths down across Florida
WCTV-TV
"Florida's sheriffs are pleased to see the continued reduction in drug-related deaths. It is because of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Database and the Drug Strike Force teams that law enforcement has been able to crack down on prescription drug abuse," said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, president of the Florida Sheriffs Association.
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How to protect yourself while using an ATM
Florida Sheriffs Association
Most ATM robberies are committed by a lone offender — using some type of weapon — against a lone victim. You can avoid becoming a victim by not using an ATM machine alone, planning ahead for ATM withdrawals and taking special precautions when using an ATM at night.
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FSA Host First Commander's Academy
Florida Sheriffs Association
During the two week program, the commanders will be presented information on leadership, ethics, government in the sunshine, managing the office of sheriff, employee relations, effective discipline, fiscal administration and civil litigation. Other topics covered will be exclusive to operations of sheriffs offices: Jail administration, civil process management, warrants and extradition coordination, and courthouse security.
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FSA 2013 Fleet Administrators and Vehicle Exposition Conference
Florida Sheriffs Association
FSA's Fleet Admin & Vehicle Expo brings together Fleet Managers, Purchasing Agents, Law Enforcement Officers, Mechanics, Technicians and even some Sheriffs and Police Chiefs in one setting. In years past, these events have drawn hundreds of attendees and 50 or more exhibitors.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  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.
 


Hendry County Sheriff's Office assists with Medicaid fraud arrest
My Florida Legal
Attorney General Pam Bondi says: My Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigates and prosecutes providers that defraud Florida's Medicaid program. My office worked with the Hendry County Sheriff's Office to arrest Kim Dodson for allegedly submitting false claims to the Medicaid program and receiving payment for services that she never rendered.
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Charity managers arrested for hiring felons
Tampa Bay Times
Four employees of the Texas-based Police Protective Fund were arrested in Florida for hiring known felons to raise money, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. "By cracking down on charities that hire felons, we're working to make sure more of Floridians' charitable contributions are used to do good," said one official.
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Southwest Florida boat thefts on the rise
The News-Press
The Lee County Sheriff's Office has filed 91 reports involving theft of boat motors since January 2012, with more than half of those filed this year. While the number seems minute compared with other reports of theft, the figure adds up to millions in losses.
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First responders thanked at LCSO luncheon
Tallahassee Democrat
"Thank you all for your professionalism in the face of adversity. Thank you for your courage in the face of danger. Thank you for your compassion in the face of tragedy,” said Sheriff Larry Campbell.
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National Prevention Toolkit on Officer-Involved Domestic Violence is LIVE!
The Florida State University
The National Prevention Toolkit on Officer-Involved Domestic Violence is a project of the Law Enforcement Families Partnership at the Institute for Family Violence Studies within Florida State University's College of Social Work.
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Social media policies and strategies for your agency
By Liz Murphy
Social media is the future of how law enforcement agencies will interact with the communities they serve. But before you send out your first official tweet, you must establish rules that govern how your staff represents your agency to the public. It is a lot of work, but your effort will be rewarded.

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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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Social media policies and strategies for your agency
By Liz Murphy
Social media is the future of how law enforcement agencies will interact with the communities they serve. But before you send out your first official tweet, you must establish rules that govern how your staff represents your agency to the public. In addition, you should develop a clear communications strategy that defines how and when you interact with the community and who delivers those messages. It is a lot of work, but your effort will be rewarded, as social media is a versatile platform that will allow you to engage, inform and protect the communities you serve.
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Law enforcement agencies now consider prostitution 'human trafficking'
The Associated Press via Officer.com
At first glance, prostitution and human trafficking seem like two exclusive concepts. But more and more, law enforcement agencies across the country are starting to consider the two criminal enterprises to be one in the same. Two questions remain, however: Who are the real victims, and what can be done to help them?
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How to give your trainees feedback that matters
PoliceOne
When watching a good trainer, the one thing that becomes obvious right away is their ability to tell the trainee how to do better in whatever skill is being learned or improved. I always get a kick out of observing a truly gifted trainer turn good shooters into excellent shooters with only one or two comments, or a simple adjustment of a grip during a shoot — then letting the shooter practice the new and improved skill.
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