Behind the Badge

The blog of the Florida Sheriffs Association

March 06, 2018

Behind the Badge: Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden

Sheriff Steve Whidden elaborates on his role as sheriff, touching on many issues that a rural sheriff handles throughout their time in the county’s top law enforcement role. He also praises the critical role the Florida Sheriffs Association plays for each sheriff and for the residents of Florida.

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How to Protect Your Child from Cyberbullying

February 14, 2018

Cyberbullying often occurs when a child uses the internet, emails, text messages, social media websites, chat rooms or other digital technology to harass, threaten or humiliate another child. Learn how to protect your children from cyber bullies.

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Behind the Badge: Liberty County Sheriff Eddie Joe White

February 06, 2018

Liberty County Sheriff Eddie Joe White shares his experience leading law enforcement efforts in his rural county and explains why relationships matter in this tight knit community where the sheriff is accessible day and night. He also discusses his jail and how they give inmates a chance to repay their debt to society while they are incarcerated.

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Behind the Badge: Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson

January 23, 2018

Osceola County Sheriff Russell Gibson discusses his role as a sheriff, the importance of his deputies’ interaction and communication with citizens of the community, as well as mentorship opportunities with local youth.

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How to Prevent a Carjacking

January 11, 2018

Carjacking has become a common crime across the nation with the Department of Justice reporting nearly 49,000 incidents a year. Learn how to protect yourself from this crime.

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How to Prevent Tax-Refund Identity Theft

December 29, 2017

Florida, with its large population of elderly residents and healthcare facilities, leads the nation in identity theft-related income tax fraud. Learn how to protect yourself.

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Preventing Cell Phone Theft

December 28, 2017

When devices are stolen, identity theft becomes a major concern, as personal information is often stored in cell phone devices.

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