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Behind the Badge

The blog of the Florida Sheriffs Association.

November 03, 2017

Behind the Badge: St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar

St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar says just a small part of law enforcement involves “locking people up” and discusses how his deputies use community relations and community policing to better serve their citizens.

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How to Identify and Report Possible Domestic Violence

October 26, 2017

October is domestic violence awareness month. During this time, we recognize those who have been victims of this crime and we look at how we can prevent these injustices in the future. If you believe someone you know is a potential victim of domestic violence, speak with the individual about your concerns and offer helpful resources. Local law enforcement is always a viable option and should be contacted as needed.

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Behind the Badge: Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis

August 10, 2017

Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis discusses the unique role of sheriffs in their communities, as they are some of the only law enforcement officers who are directly chosen by, and report to, their citizens. Sheriff Nienhuis says, as a sheriff, he carries a lot of personal responsibility for many cases he has worked on, including cold cases that may have occurred decades before he even took office.

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Behind the Badge: Sheriff Darryl Daniels, Clay County, Florida

July 17, 2017

Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels discusses how his community is different than neighboring communities due to its makeup of both densely populated and rural areas. He also talks about how he engages in dialogue with local youth to address misconceptions about law enforcement and learn more about the young people in his community. Sheriff Daniels stresses the importance of his relationships with other Florida sheriffs as a way to learn from their experiences.

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Behind the Badge: Sheriff Mike Prendergast, Citrus County, Florida

June 28, 2017

Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast discusses his military background and how it differs from his role as sheriff. As the senior leader responsible for protecting lives and property in Citrus County, Sheriff Prendergast discusses the importance of investing in the community in which he chose to live and work. He also shares his appreciation for the volunteers and community members who continually support the City County Sheriff’s Office’s mission.

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Behind the Badge: Sheriff Mike Williams, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office

June 23, 2017

Sheriff Mike Williams of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office discusses the value and benefit of gaining new perspective through his relationship with other Florida sheriffs. Sheriff Williams is in a unique position as the sheriff of a consolidated city-county agency, and says the JSO will celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018 with a commemorative badge.

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Behind the Badge: Sumter County Sheriff Bill Farmer

June 14, 2017

Sumter County Sheriff Bill Farmer reflects on his nearly two-decade long involvement with Florida's Sheriff Youth Ranches and the rewarding work of helping provide structure and stability to Florida's troubled youth.Florida Sheriff Youth Ranches have long helped young men and women turn their lives around to become better students and grow into responsible young adults, thanks, in part, to the participation of Florida's sheriffs and deputies and generosity of those who support the organization.

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