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Ron DeSantis Names Dave Kerner to Lead Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor...

Last week, as he begins his second term in Tallahassee, Gov. Ron DeSantis named Palm Beach County Commissioner Dave Kerner to serve as the executive director of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and...

Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Opens Mobile Licensing Locations in SW Florida

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that a fourth Florida Licensing on Wheels (FLOW) location, operated by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles opened in Sarasota County on Friday. The Sarasota County...
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Ron DeSantis Proposes $400 Million in New Funds for Law Enforcement, Correctional Officers

On Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced $400 million in new funding proposals to increase the salaries of Florida’s state law enforcement officers, correctional officers, and state special risk firefighters, and to provide $1,000 bonuses...

Ashley Moody, FLHSMV Launch Phase Two of Efforts to Crack Down on Human Trafficking...

The joint effort between Moody’s office and FLHSMV is funded through a U.S. Department of Transportation grant issued to FLHSMV to help train drivers and raise awareness about human trafficking on America’s roadways.
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Julie Jones Taking Over as Deputy CFO Under Jimmy Patronis

“As deputy CFO, Jones will be responsible for divisions encompassing sworn law enforcement, including Investigative and Forensic Services, Public Assistance Fraud and Workers’ Compensation, which all work to prosecute insurance fraud,” the CFO’s office noted. 

Ashley Moody Calls on Law Enforcement to Continue Mentoring At-Risk Kids

This week, Moody sent 300 letters statewide to sheriffs, police chiefs and federal agency heads urging law enforcement participation in the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mentorship program, Bigs in Blue. This successful program already has hundreds of dedicated volunteers and by expanding participation amongst law enforcement, it will help create more valuable mentor relationships between at-risk kids and the officers who serve their communities.

Ashley Moody, FLHSMV Launch Effort to Bring Truck Drivers into the Fight Against Human...

The campaign, Highway Heroes, involves a multimedia campaign, outreach materials mailed directly to commercial driver license holders and a new website with resources to educate drivers on how to identify victims and report suspected human trafficking.

Ashley Moody Recovers Almost $10 Million From LexisNexis After Whistleblower Investigation

Moody announced that LexisNexis Coplogic Solutions Inc. will pay almost $10 million to resolve allegations that the company engaged in a systematic pattern of underreporting the number of motor vehicle crash reports it sold through a contract with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV).

Matt Willhite Looks to Protect Personal Information in Motor Vehicle Records

“Currently, a motorist’s information can be obtained in multiple ways. This bill aims to expand protections by limiting access by certain entities to crash reports and traffic citations. Individuals will also be able to request certain information not be disclosed, with some exceptions,” Willhite’s office noted.

Legislators Propose Purple Alert System for Missing Adults in Florida

This week, state Sen. Lori Berman, D-Delray Beach, and state Rep. Joe Casello, D-Boynton Beach, introduced the proposal to create a “Purple Alert” system, much like the current “Silver Alert” program currently in place for seniors who go missing.
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Florida Highway Patrol Intends to Be Active on Thanksgiving Week

“From November 25 to 29 all available FHP troopers, along with FHP reserve and auxiliary members, will be patrolling the roads to help ensure safe travel,” the FHP noted. 
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Ashley Moody, Pam Iorio, State Government Want Police Officers to Mentor Young Floridians

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio are teaming up with law enforcement and Big Brothers Big Sisters to encourage closer ties between police officers and children across Florida.