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Liberty County sheriff found not guilty, immediately reinstated
The Associated Press via WTXL-TV
Gov. Rick Scott reinstated Liberty County Sheriff Nick Finch hours after Scott was found not guilty of falsifying public records and official misconduct. The eight-person jury handed down their verdict shortly before noon on Oct. 31.
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Leaders challenging John Morgan's medical marijuana amendment
Orlando Sentinel
House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, said: We firmly believe the wording of this amendment is not about legalizing marijuana for serious medical illnesses, but rather creating a path in our constitution for marijuana shops on every street corner. The ballot summary is misleading, and the impact of this amendment is far, far greater than John Morgan and his supporters would like the public to know.
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Medical marijuana cost still puzzles state analysts
The Florida Current
The Department of Health told a Financial Impact Estimating Conference it expects that if the amendment were to pass, then its regulatory obligations would cost about $1 million a year.
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Lee County sting operation leads to Pine Manor arrests
The News-Press
"Just feet from the playpen was heroin, methamphetamine pills, crack-cocaine," Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott said. "If someone would be this careless with the life and limb of their own child, what regard do they have for human life in the community?"
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5 arrests culminate sheriff's drug investigation
Space Coast Daily
During October, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office culminated a 90-day investigation targeting businesses that sell synthetic smoking products, according to Deputy Maria Fernez, public information officer for the sheriff's office.
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Sheriff, Santaluces High School police unveil Criminal Justice Academy
The Palm Beach Post
Students who complete the program held at Santaluces High School, will receive two diplomas in addition to a high school diploma. The diplomas are a criminal justice diploma and a community service officer diploma.
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A Child Is Missing Alert Program
A Child Is Missing
Since 1997, the A Child Is Missing Alert Program has been saving lives across the country. The program acts on behalf of law enforcement in notifying communities about missing children, missing elderly, the disabled and college students missing on campus.
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BCSO Basketball takes home championship
Brevard County Sheriff's Office via Space Coast Daily
The Brevard County Sheriff's Office went 5-0 on their way to the championship. They defeated the Sebastian Police Department, Orange County Corrections, Miami-Dade Police Deparment, Coleman Federal Corrections Institution and the St Lucie County Sheriff's Office, 59-50, in the finals game.
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2014 National Missing Children's Day poster contest
Missing and Exploited Children's Program
The annual contest creates an opportunity for schools, law enforcement and other child advocates to discuss the issue of missing and/or exploited children with children, parents and guardians, and to promote child safety.

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FSA Blog: Halloween safety tips
Florida Sheriffs Association
Just as you open the door, you realize your neighborhood has once again been invaded by hundreds of munchkins, goblins and little monsters all looking for a treat — and you forgot it's Halloween. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

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6 Florida sheriffs' offices receive COPS hiring grants
Florida Sheriffs Association
"The COPS Office is pleased to assist local law enforcement agencies throughout the country address their most critical public safety issues," said Joshua Ederheimer, acting director of the COPS Office.

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Doris & Murray Felton Excellence in Law Enforcement Award
Anti-Defamation League
The Doris & Murray Felton Excellence in Law Enforcement Award is provided to a member or members within the law enforcement community — police agencies, legal and executive branches of the government, training departments, etc. — on the local, regional and federal scale within the state of Florida that demonstrate relentless dedication to containing and minimizing the prevalence and severity of hate-motivated behavior.
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Training law enforcement to respond to active shooters
U.S. Department of Justice
Tragic events such as the mass shootings at Washington Navy Yard and in Newtown, Conn., have continued to increase the demand for training that shows law enforcement how to best respond to active shooter situations. The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance and the FBI have partnered with Texas State University to expedite and increase the delivery of this critical training to state and local law enforcement throughout our country.
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