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Public safety network put to the test at RNC in Tampa
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Police in Tampa and St. Petersburg used a first-of-its-kind LTE cellular network dedicated to law enforcement as part of security operations for the Republican National Convention. The network was a demonstration project for the proposed National Public Safety Broadband Network, which would use the long term evolution standard to provide interoperable voice, video and data communications for first responders. More

Polk Sheriff's Office unveils new inmate educational program
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Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd announced a new inmate educational program launched at two Polk County Jails — Central County Jail in Bartow and South County Jail in Frostproof. The program's vision is to provide every inmate in Polk County with practical and academic education that focuses on improving their quality of life and that of the community around them — all with no cost to taxpayers. More

Road races benefit Sheriff's Youth Ranch
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Three road races scheduled for the first Saturday of October will raise money for the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Charities Ranch Run will be Oct. 6 and feature 5K, 10K, and 15K running events. The runs will start and end at Temple Terrace Elementary School and offer golf course views from trails with light hills and moderate shade. More

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office arrests 11 unlicensed contractors in undercover sting operation
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The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office working with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations, Northeast Florida Builders Association and Florida's Department of Financial Services arrested 11 unlicensed contractors after an undercover sting operation. As a result of the undercover work, police arrested 11 men, all charged with unlicensed contracting. More

Months of planning, research led to arrests in Manatee undercover sex sting
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The Manatee County Sheriff's Office spent months researching and planning the weeklong Operation Green Shepherd that was completed. Documented evidence and intent shown by 43 men arrested in the undercover internet child sex sting by the sheriff's office and assisting agencies should aid prosecution. Agents worked to secure the person in custody, conduct an interview, move him to the transport van and remove his vehicle from the property before the next suspect's arrival. More

Son of slain South Florida deputy joins sheriff's office
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Sean Reyka became one of the newest deputies at the Broward Sheriff's Office. His father, Sgt. Chris Reyka, was fatally shot outside a Pompano Beach pharmacy in 2007. The slaying remains unsolved. Sean Reyka is a 24-year-old former Marine. He says he decided to pursue a career in law enforcement after his father's death. More

Sheriff gets futuristic motorcycle
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Sheriff Jack Parker got his first look at a futuristic motorcycle that the Brevard County Sheriff's Office will use to help connect with youth in the community. Melbourne-based Parker Brothers Concepts, which stars in the Syfy channel TV reality series "Dream Machines," unveiled the two-wheeler during a law enforcement skills competition at Melbourne Square. The motorcycle will be used as a draw for teens at crime prevention events, according to the sheriff's office. More

For sheriff's office's rural unit, a more pastoral lifestyle
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The Alachua County Sheriff's Office excuses Deputy Brandon Jones from its traditional green. His uniform is more comfortable — Wranglers and cowboy boots. Jones is more likely to encounter culprits with four legs than two. Jones and Deputy Perry Coon make up the Sheriff's Office's Rural Services Unit, which handles farm, livestock and agricultural crimes. More

Does farm work prepare Pasco inmates for outside world?
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On the grounds of the Pasco jail, inmates run a farm, growing thousands of pounds of vegetables each year, raising hogs and cattle for slaughter. They even grow the ornamental plants used in the jail's landscaping. Sheriff Chris Nocco said the program is vital; it saves taxpayers' money and it teaches inmates about life. More

2-wheel rapid response: Effective bike control for organized, mobile protests    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Policing is, by its nature, a diverse profession. But the jack-of-all-trades approach has its limitations. Special teams are assembled, equipped and trained for situations and environments that demand more than a traditional patrol response can effectively handle. The approachability and mobility that make bike officers popular for routine patrol have proven equally valuable during protests and other potentially volatile gatherings. More


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