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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.

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.
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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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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 Chamber Launches Institute for a Safer Florida

“The goal of the ISF is to help Florida evolve from a state that has witnessed school and workplace violence that has claimed dozens of lives, to a state that has among the safest schools and places of employment in the nation,” the new group noted on Wednesday. “The ISF will focus and champion solutions in four key areas: safer schools, safer workplaces, mental health, and public safety.”
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First Six Months of 2018 Saw Sharp Decrease in Crime Across Florida

In the first half of the year, crime dropped across the Sunshine State according to the Semi-Annual Uniform Crime Report released this week. The report finds 24,564 fewer reported index crimes in the first half...
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