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Sheriff's office warns of holiday theft dangers in new online video
The Sanford Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Click to view the Seminole County Sheriff's Office PSA.

The Seminole County Sheriff's Office released a creative new public service announcement that cautions holiday shoppers about leaving valuables and purchases on display in vehicles. The public service announcement is part of an ongoing, county-wide vehicle burglary prevention campaign. Local law enforcement agencies in Seminole County are conducting vehicle safety checks and leaving courtesy notices on thousands of vehicles in typical burglary hotspots such as gyms, parks, schools, daycares, and commercial areas. The notices are designed to encourage drivers to lock their cars and avoid leaving valuables on display.

Tips on staying safe during Black Friday, holiday hoopla    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Gradually, Thanksgiving is being swallowed by the holiday shopping craziness of Black Friday that pretty much doesn't end until late December, for some early January. For the next several weeks of this holiday season, many people go into overdrive of festivity planning, shopping and other events or activities. The risk to theft and injury are increased during this time of year. About 43.6 million people will be traveling this Thanksgiving holiday with 90 percent of travelers choosing to go by automobile, according to AAA. This is a projected increase and will mark the fourth consecutive year of growing holiday travelers since 2008. More

Volusia sheriff says Click It or Ticket saves lives, especially at night
Examiner    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Volusia County Sheriff's deputies are enforcing the "Click It or Ticket" campaign during the November holiday. In a news release, Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson urged drivers to always wear their seat belts for both safety and to avoid getting a ticket, "Throughout the year, but especially during travel times like the Thanksgiving holiday, we will be cracking down on those who don't buckle up, to help save lives and prevent injuries…remember to always wear your seat belt so you can spend the holidays celebrating with your loved ones and not worrying about the cost of a ticket." More

School district, sheriff's office come together to educate inmates
Naples News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Retired Adult and Community Education administrator Leo Mediavilla shared the habits in trainings with fellow district and school administrators for years. But now, as a part-time instructor, Mediavilla is sharing the habits with Collier County jail inmates — yes, that's right, jail inmates — trying to help them better understand the ground rules of successful personal and professional relationships. They work through stuff like conflict resolution, personal accountability, and creating their own life improvement plan. Another retired district administrator, Jack Staples, then helps inmates explore career options, learn resume writing, and polish up those interview skills. More

Sheriff touts success, goals at dinner event
Bradenton Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Community initiatives within the Manatee County Sheriff's Office were shared with residents Thursday night at Supper with the Sheriff. More than 100 people attended the regular event that started in 2000 at the Police Athletic League, where Sheriff Brad Steube and his staff gave insight of recent successes at the department and opened the floor for discussion of concerns. Steube greeted those in attendance before the meal was served, and recognized the diverse members of his staff represented as he pointed out administrative, records, corrections, and community policing workers. More

Sheriff's volunteers play key role
The Palm Beach Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Think police volunteer and you'll likely conjure up images of uniformed civilians meandering through neighborhood streets, patrolling parks and writing tickets — you'd be right, but that's only part of the picture. Not only do the volunteers with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office keep the streets safe by providing a presence, but many are working in unexpected places. Some are out there on the front lines while others are working the back of the house in administrative and investigative capacities. More

St. Johns County deputy seriously hurt in crash
WJXT-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Deputy Richard Thurmond, 35, was responding to a report of a woman being robbed at gunpoint when he crashed in the 1700 block of State Road 13, in front of San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office. Rescuers were called to the crash about 10:30 a.m. According to the Sheriff's Office, Thurmond was trapped in the vehicle for about 30 minutes but was able to be extricated and taken to Shands Jacksonville Medical Center in serious condition. More

New gear on the market may make bicycle experience safer and more pleasant for officers
Police One    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Most of the technology directed at improving bicycles these days seems to be directed at reducing the weight and improving ergonomics, resulting in bikes that cost as much as a car. There is some new gear on the market that won't cost nearly as much as that, and may make your riding experience safer and/or more pleasant. More

New sheriff ready to start in Wakulla County
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A new man is set to take control of the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office. On Jan. 8, a 30-year veteran of the Florida Highway Patrol, Charlie Creel, will become the new sheriff in Wakulla County. "I'm bringing in a fresh start with fresh ideas and different perspectives," said Creel. Creel says he plans to run an audit to see what programs can be cut to save money within the sheriff's office. More

Joint undercover drug operation yields significant arrests
Citrus Daily    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Citrus County Sheriff's Office joined forces with the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Ocala Police Department and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in a drug trafficking warrants roundup, effectively taking down a drug organization operating in both Citrus and Marion counties. New arrests and charges also resulted from what’s being dubbed as Operation Untouchables, a months-long, intensive drug operation. The investigation started approximately six months ago when authorities received the initial information about the organization, which then developed into some well-networked intelligence about the players. More


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