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Almost Every Sheriff in Florida Backs Ron DeSantis for Reelection

Most sheriffs in Florida--59 of the 67 across the state--announced on Monday they were backing Gov. Ron DeSantis in his reelection campaign. “Florida’s sheriffs are on the front lines protecting our communities, and it is...
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Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz Takes Over as President of Florida Sheriffs Association

Schultz will preside over the association and work with the staff and board of directors to guide the efforts and direction of FSA and its 67 sheriffs.  

Florida Sheriffs: Enforcing Mandatory Face Masks Isn’t a Top Priority

Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister told county commissioners that he was not in favor of the county’s mandate requiring citizens to wear face masks, saying it would place a burden on the police.
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Ashley Moody, Law Enforcement Leaders Call on Floridians to Continue to Practice Social Distancing

“My heart goes out to our law enforcement officers and medical professionals risking their health and safety to fight this pandemic. While most Floridians are obeying the statewide stay-at-home order, some are abandoning the advice of health experts—forcing law enforcement into more face-to-face encounters than necessary,” Moody said.
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The Dean’s List: A Look at Who Made the Honor Roll in Florida Politics–and...

From Congressman Michael Waltz, one of only 40 Republicans to vote against the coronavirus relief bill, insisting it had too much waste without addressing certain areas on how it will be paid to Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz for slamming Gov. Ron DeSantis, claiming his office failed to quickly identify the coronavirus spreading across Florida, here's a look at those that made "the list."

Florida Law Enforcement Launches Operation Dry Streets to Crack Down on Impaired Driving

The operation targets those who drive impaired and otherwise jeopardize public safety by disobeying the traffic laws in Florida. This involves a three-day operation in all 67 Florida counties that includes identifying traffic violators and visible signs of impairment, enhancing overall safety, raising community awareness, and more.

Ross Spano Gets More Support for HOPE for Victims of Human Trafficking Act

A bill from the Florida delegation to help the victims of human trafficking is picking up support. Back in November, U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., with the support of U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., brought...
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Florida Law Enforcement Groups: Drug Offenders in State Prison Are Violent and Not Low...

A recent analysis examined the criminal history of the 10,917 inmates in FDC custody as of October 2019, who were convicted of a drug-related crime. These inmates accounted for a total of 394,019 prior criminal charges, or an average of 36 charges per inmate, prior to their current incarceration,” the groups added.
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Sean Caranna: An Open Letter to Law Enforcement About the Violations of Gun Owner...

We at Florida Carry fully understand that frontline police officers and Sheriff’s deputies do their level best to apply the training and guidance they have received to the performance of their duties. However, too many times, their training has told them that anyone with a gun is a threat to be mitigated or neutralized.

Crime Dropped in Florida During the First Half of 2019

The state government released the “2019 Semi-Annual Uniform Crime Report” on Monday which showed crime dropped 6.1 percent compared to the first half of 2018 with almost 17,100 fewer reported incidents.
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FDLE Finishes Multi-Year Sexual Assault Kit Project

On Monday, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) completed a three-year project to process older sexual assault kits submitted by local law enforcement agencies to FDLE labs following a 2016 Sexual Assault Kit Assessment.
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Florida Schools Grapple With Student Safety, Tax Hikes, Lawsuits, Teacher Pay and Mental Health

With the beginning of the school year, more than ever before, many issues are plaguing students, parents, teachers and education leaders across Florida.
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