Today, the Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) honored all of the fallen deputies and officers who served the law, and state of Florida, in the line of duty. This year, six names were added to the FSA Memorial Wall during the ceremony. FSA President and keynote speaker Sheriff Jerry Demings of Orange County joined sheriffs at the FSA Memorial Wall to celebrate the men and women who lost their lives while serving their communities. A K-9 statue was very recently added and is a wonderful addition to honor K-9 officers who bravely served the citizens of Florida. Read More
Today, the Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) weighed in on immigration enforcement. FSA challenged a weekly list published by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) of sheriffs’ offices who are not cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Florida Sheriffs expressed frustration with DHS’ unwillingness to work with local sheriffs within the constraints of federal case law to ensure our nation’s laws are being legally enforced. Read More
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel discusses the joint efforts of the sheriff’s office and other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies when responding to a mass shooting that took place at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in January. Sheriff Israel also shares his priorities for Broward County including reducing violent crimes and reducing the number of minors put in jail.
May 24-26, 2017
Attacks on police, military and ordinary citizens continue to mount in the new era of lone wolf threats, ISIS inspired radicals, and anti-government movements. We ask the questions: who are these bad actors; what drives these acts of violence; what can we learn by a careful examination of acts that have occurred; how can we work to improve coordination and collaboration with the public safety community and the individuals they serve? The Orlando Counterterrorism Conference is an effort to address these important questions and concerns so all communities can begin to prepare to get ‘lucky’.
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Your local sheriff is working every day to keep your community safe, but how well do you really know them? There are 66 sheriffs in Florida, but only one is yours. We encourage you to learn more about the top elected law-enforcement official in your county and how you can support the work of your local sheriff's office.
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