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Scam warning from Florida Attorney General
WEAR-TV
Be on the lookout for debt collection scams. That's a warning from Attorney General Pam Bondi. She says the number one complaint in the Citizen Services Division is about scammers pretending to be collecting debt. The phone number appears to be from a legitimate governmental entity, like the IRS or the Attorney General's Office. … The impersonators sometimes threaten jail time if you don't pay up, encouraging you to purchase Green Dot MoneyPak cards to pay a debt.
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Law Enforcement Training Civilians
WMBB-TV
Citizen Law Enforcement Academy is a 10-week program offered to anyone that wants to learn the day-to-day operations at the Sheriff’s Office. Each week, students meet for three hours learning about different departments, from firearm safety to narcotics investigations and evening riding along with an officer.
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Scott appoints Rick Swearingen as interim Commissioner of FDLE
WCTV-TV
Gov. Rick Scott said, "With over 30 years of service at FDLE, Rick Swearingen has dedicated his career to protecting Florida families and making sure Florida is a safe state for our residents, visitors and businesses. I look forward to working with Rick and the entire Department as we continue to keep our crime rate at a 43-year low. I would like to thank Commissioner Bailey for his service at FDLE and for all he has done to keep our state safe. He has been a terrific leader in our law enforcement community."
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Roger Johnson retires after more than 22 years of service
The Space Coast Daily
"It was my honor to present Roger Johnson with his retirement credentials after more than 22 years of service to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office Court Services Unit. Roger served as a Judicial Support Officer and was the last JSO position employed at the Brevard County Sheriff's Office," said Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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Gadsden deputy loses home in fire
Tallahassee Democrat
All of the family's personal belongings, including holiday gifts, were destroyed or severely damaged in the fire. A GoFundMe account has been created for anyone who would like to donate to the family.
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16 arrested in FDLE child pornography bust
WOFL-TV
"As our children have extra time over the holidays, the Task Force is aggressively investigating cyber criminals who are trying to take advantage of no school," said FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey during a news conference Monday afternoon. "I urge parents to continue monitoring their children's internet activity."
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Charlotte County Sheriff's Office collects food for The Salvation Army
WBBH-TV
Members of Command Staff were on-hand to help with the presentation and with loading the food items into Captain Prieto's van. The Sheriff's Office has contributed to the Salvation Army's Food Pantry for several years
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Hot Pursuit 5K raises $10,000
News Journal
The "In Hot Pursuit 5K" was Nov. 15 on Pensacola Beach and raised $10,038. The money will go toward aiding about 5,000 needy boys and girls across the state.
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More donations pour into Wakulla Sheriff's Office to help catch KKK graffiti culprit
WFSU-TV
Thanks to a couple more donations, the reward to help catch who’s responsible for the KKK Graffiti in Wakulla County has increased to more than $6,000.
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LCSO deputies save Christmas for Lehigh resident
Lehigh Acres Citizen
Then Cooke gave his hug and said that "with all this negative nonsense going around about police officers, I just wanted you to know I think it's ridiculous. You guys went above and beyond and here I stand with my money back in my hand.
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