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Rep. William Snyder gets award from Florida Sheriffs Association
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Martin County Sheriff Robert Crowder presented the Florida Sheriffs Association Legislative Champion award to Rep. William Snyder, a six-year lawmaker, during a 10-minute ceremony in a room filled with deputies and civilian employees. Snyder, R-Stuart, and chairman of the state House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, was 1 of 10 lawmakers statewide to receive the award for helping to pass laws that benefit law enforcement. More

Wellness program coming to Hernando Sheriff's Office
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The Hernando County Sheriff's Office has started a new, voluntary wellness program. The office has taken funds provided by Florida Blue to construct a walking trail around the main campus. A&R Tree Service, Hernando County Parks, Hernando County Landfill and Public Works, Lowe's, Sports Authority and inmates also worked to create the trail. Sheriff Al Nienhuis and his Command Staff will take the first lap around the course. More

Hendry Sheriff's Office gets accreditation
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Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden announced that the Hendry County Sheriff's Office received its Initial Certificate of Accreditation from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation. The Hendry County Sheriff's Office entered into an agreement with CFA to allow on-site inspectors to review Sheriff's Office policies and practices and observe agency components, equipment and programs to include ride-alongs and interviews with agency personnel. More

Is warrantless entry illegal for officers when a homeowner displays unusual behavior?    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In Ryburn v. Huff, the U.S. Supreme Court recently decided that police officers don't violate the Fourth Amendment by entering a residence without a warrant when the homeowner demonstrates unusual behavior leading the officers to believe they're in danger. This case involved police officers investigating a rumor that a high school student threatened to "shoot up" the school. More

October is International Walk to School Month, how to stay safe while walking    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Walking to school with your child is a great and healthy way to spend time together. Use this time to teach your child how to be a safe pedestrian. Your child should walk with you or another responsible adult, and a group of other children, whenever possible. The safest place for your child to cross the street is at a street corner or intersection. More

Brevard Sheriff wants station named for Deputy Pill
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Brevard County Sheriff Jack Parker hopes to see the name of Deputy Barbara Pill on his new north precinct facility when it opens next year. The sheriff will go before the Board of County Commissioners, asking them to name the new office after the deputy who was killed on duty in March. The building would be named the "Deputy Barbara A. Pill Law Enforcement Facility." The deputy's widower, Steve Pill, said he and his two sons plan to be at the commission meeting. More

Walk Like MADD 2012 at Indian Rocks Beach
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Mothers Against Drunk Driving hosted Walk Like MADD, a 5K event designed to raise awareness of the tragic consequence of impaired driving. The Florida Highway Patrol, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office and several other groups were at Indian Rocks Beach to support and promote the initiative. More

Fort Lauderdale police adding high-tech fingerprinting
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The new device, about the size of a tissue box, allows those needing background checks to have their fingerprints electronically scanned, transmitted, and processed by the FBI or the Florida Department of Law Enforcement within days instead of months. Electronic fingerprinting is already in use at the Broward Sheriff's Office and the Broward County School District. The technology is designed to produce consistent, high-quality images. It provides a preview of each fingerprint as it is being captured and there are built-in checks to prevent the transmission of poor quality prints. More

Instant replays in police work?    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Clearly, people see things differently. Any cop who has responded to a bank robbery and interviewed more than one of the tellers, has seen how unreliable people's memories can sometimes be. If three employees are asked about the wanted subject's appearance, three disparate versions of the same person will likely emerge. A review of the bank’s surveillance cameras is the only way to dial down and get an accurate account of what the bad guy looked like. More


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