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Casey DeSantis Announces Statewide Public Health Advisory as Fentanyl Overdoses Rise

On Thursday, Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis joined Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo, Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Shevaun Harris, Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Acting Commissioner Mark Glass and Gadsden...

FDLE Gets Ready to Issue Purple Alerts Across Florida for Missing Adults

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) announced it will begin issuing Purple Alerts in Florida on July 1. Florida’s Purple Alert Plan was established by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov....

Ron DeSantis Signs Bill Into Law Creating Care for Retired Police Dogs Program

At an event in Bunnell at the end of last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a proposal from state Sen. Bobby Powell, D-West Palm Beach, and state Rep. Sam Killebrew, Winter Haven, to create...

Ashley Moody Announces Sentencing of Gang Member Trafficking a Young Girl

This week, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced the sentencing of a known gang member convicted of trafficking a young girl. Moody’s Statewide Prosecutors secured a 13-year prison sentence for Michael Hill after the defendant...

FDLE Hosts Law Enforcement Leaders to Focus on Rising Crime from U.S. Border With...

Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Commissioner Rick Swearingen announced that he hosted law enforcement leaders from eight southern states to discuss ways to better combat the increased crime coming from the U.S.-Mexico border. “By...
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Ashley Moody Urges State Department to Do More to Combat Fentanyl

Last week, state Attorney General Ashley Moody urged the U.S. Department of State to take a tougher approach to stem the influx of deadly fentanyl into Florida and the nation as a whole. Moody stressed...

Florida Legislators Want Alert System for Active Shooters

With the Legislature meeting in Tallahassee to kick off its regular session this week, on Friday, two legislators showcased their proposal “to require the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to implement an alert system...

Florida Attorney General’s Offices Releases 2020 Hate Crimes Report

Last week, the Florida Attorney General’s Office released the 2020 Hate Crimes in Florida Report. The report includes detailed information on the types of hate crimes being reported throughout the state to the Florida Department...
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