• August 24, 2016

    Behind the Badge with Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson
    By: Executive Director Steve Casey

    In this Behind the Badge blog, Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson discusses how the county sheriff is in a unique position to really help people, his early career in law enforcement and the one particular case that has always stuck with him. Johnson always believed he would grow up to be an attorney and he saw an opening for deputies as an opportunity to make his way through law school, but he never left the Sheriff's Office. He believes that one of the best parts about the FSA is the opportunity for the men and women of law enforcement to share information and get the training they need.

  • August 08, 2016

    Behind the Badge with Jefferson County Sheriff David Hobbs
    By: Executive Director Steve Casey

    In this Behind the Badge blog, Jefferson County Sheriff David Hobbs discusses how the traditional role of the sheriff as the chief law enforcement officer in the county is still at play in rural communities such as his, there is an added expectation for the sheriff to take opportunities to interact with and assist community members, sometimes in situations not within the confines of law enforcement. Sheriff Hobbs believes there is a larger stress on community relations in rural counties; members of the county like to have the opportunity to see and talk to the sheriff, whereas in larger counties, residents may never see the sheriff—except on TV. Sheriff Hobbs believes community relations are becoming more important than ever, given the current climate of policing. Sheriff Hobbs also stresses the importance and value of FSA, how the association helped him 12 years ago when he began his duties as sheriff and how he still benefits from networking with other sheriffs at conferences.

  • July 27, 2016

    Behind the Badge with Sheriffs Jerry Demings and Sadie Darnell
    By: Executive Director Steve Casey

    In this Behind the Badge blog, Alachua County Sheriff and FSA Past President Sadie Darnell and Orange County Sheriff and current FSA President Jerry Demings discuss their presidential transitions. Darnell discusses how serving as FSA’s president has broadened her perspective as a sheriff and the enlightenment she has gained from seeing the association at work and the strong presence FSA has in the National Sheriffs Association.

  • June 13, 2016

    FSA Video Blog: Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings
    By: Executive Director Steve Casey

    Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings discusses the humbling experience of being elected as the top law enforcement officer in his county and how it gives him the opportunity to better take care of the citizens in his county by working with other law enforcement and elected officials.

  • May 19, 2016

    FSA Video Blog: Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley
    By: Executive Director Steve Casey

    Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley talks about his belief that the law unites us as citizens in a civilized society, different measures available for law enforcement to take to protect our society, and how valuable he feels the Florida Sheriffs Association is for him and other sheriffs in the state.

  • April 29, 2016

    FSA Video Blog: Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young
    By: Executive Director Steve Casey

    Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young talks about what issues are plaguing his county and his office’s ongoing efforts to fight crime, as well as the importance of being sheriff and positively impacting his deputies and citizens in the community.

  • April 21, 2016

    FSA Video Blog: Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd
    By: Executive Director Steve Casey

    Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd talks about what being a sheriff means to him, how it enables him and his deputies to better serve their community and make positive differences in the lives of others, and his excitement about Florida reaching its lowest crime rate in 44 years.

  • March 31, 2016

    FSA Video Blog: Seminole County Sheriff Don Eslinger
    By: Executive Director Steve Casey

    Seminole County Sheriff Don Eslinger discusses what he believes is the biggest issue facing Florida communities: crime and the fear of crime. Sheriff Eslinger believes that crime is a symptom of a larger problem, and that sheriffs’ offices across the state are working together to identify the underlying conditions that create problems in their respective communities.

  • March 18, 2016

    FSA Video Blog: FSA Executive Director Steve Casey
    By: Executive Director Steve Casey

    Steve Casey, executive director of the Florida Sheriffs Association, talks about the history and importance of the Florida Sheriffs Association, critical issues faced by Florida’s sheriffs in their communities and how the FSA license plate generates revenue and helps the Association provide for sheriffs' offices across the state.

  • February 26, 2016

    FSA Video Blog : Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell
    By: Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell

    Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell talks about what it means to be an elected Sheriff, dealing with residents with mental illness, her interest in working cold cases and the challenges of serving citizens in an environment often hostile toward law enforcement.