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Flagler sheriff unveils programs to help inmates prepare for release
The Daytona Beach News-Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Flagler County Sheriff Don Fleming and Jose Rivera — a food services manager with Trinity Services, the company that contracts to provide inmates meals — partnered to start an instructional course for food handling. Other new opportunities at the jail include GED classes, domestic violence classes for women, as well as substance abuse meetings, parenting classes and a jail ministry program. More



Police find likely remains of missing UF student in Levy County
The Gainesville Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Authorities say they have found what appears to be the remains of missing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar off a rural dirt road in Levy County. Fred Oliver, a volunteer with the Levy County Sheriff's Office, said hunters discovered a body on the grounds of the Gulf Hammock Hunting Club — a private club with about 300 members. The men found the remains eight miles off State Road 24 on Parker Boulevard, about six miles west of Otter Creek. More

Collier, Lee sheriff's offices provide Halloween safety tips
Collier County Sheriff's Office via Naples Daily News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Halloween is a time for scary costumes and family fun trick or treating. Unfortunately, it has also become a very dangerous and deadly night due to impaired driving. The Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit wants to remind citizens to keep their guard up. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, 48 percent of all highway fatalities across the nation on Halloween night involved a driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher, which is illegal in every state. More

Misuse of 9-1-1 charge lands woman in jail, growing trend
Florida Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Giving thanks to Brevard County Sheriff Jack Parker for bologna sandwiches at the jail may be considered a sign of gratitude, but repeatedly calling 9-1-1 operators to do it is not such a good idea, say Palm Bay police. Christine Lee Brown, 51, was charged with six felony counts of misuse of 9-1-1 communications after dispatchers alerted police to half a dozen calls placed on Oct. 13. More

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office unveils new history museum
Tampa Bay Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For years, Gee had been the trusted recipient of Sheriff's Office artifacts — badges, patches, uniforms, equipment and old records books. He kept them tucked away in closets and boxes at his home and in his office. Until now. Sheriff Gee joined members of his staff, a University of South Florida professor and retired detective in unveiling the first of several exhibits that will soon make up the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Museum. More



Safety tips offered during teen driver safety week
Lutz Patch    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department says Florida's teen drivers are twice as likely to crash as their parents and three times as likely to crash as their grandparents. To promote teen driving safety, the department as developed a website, featuring tips for teen drivers, videos on reckless driving habits such as texting while driving, a rules of the road quiz and interactive driving games. Many sheriff’s offices also offer the Teen Driver Challenge, which was founded by the Florida Sheriffs Association. More

South Florida cracks down on uninsured motorists
South Florida Sun Sentinel    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Nearly 24 percent of all drivers in Florida don't have insurance, according to the nonprofit Insurance Research Council. That's about 1 in every 4 drivers, putting Florida in the top five of states with uninsured drivers. Because this is South Florida, where scams and fraud are common, many who don't have insurance are driving with fake insurance cards also, according to officials. To combat the problem, officers in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties partnered with insurance agents as part of the one-day campaign. More

Precinct name honors Brevard Deputy Barbara Pill
Florida Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Sheriff Jack Parker has been before the Brevard County Commission many times. But he told commissioners that his latest visit was the most important one he ever made in his eight years as sheriff. Parker asked for and received the County Commission's unanimous approval to have a new Brevard County Sheriff's Office North Precinct building under construction in Titusville named the Deputy Barbara A. Pill Law Enforcement Facility. Pill was fatally shot during a traffic stop in March. More

Full-time Floridians can't afford proposed constitutional Amendment 4
Treasure Coast Palm    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Tallahassee politicians are at it again. This time, they're calling it Amendment 4. In November, voters will decide the fate of this latest complex and confusing brand of Tallahassee "tax reform" that signals little relief for Florida's full-time homeowners but plenty of carve-outs for out-of-state investors and well-connected insiders at the expense of the Sunshine State's year-round residents. While the problems with Amendment 4 are many, two emerge as the most deeply troubling. More

Surviving the LE burn(out)
Officer.com    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As Mike Wasilewski tells many LEOs, when professional burnout sets in it will often feel like a clinical depression. And in Althea Olson's profession, the biggest piece of advice we give people who are burned out or depressed is to get up and start moving today because people do not just wake up and are all of a sudden in a good mood; people who have happiness make choices that create happiness. But when a person finds he is feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, sad, frustrated, irritated, peeved, or angry for a lengthy period of time they often fall into the pattern of repetitive poor choices that lead to a negative energy and mood. More


 



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