Behind the Badge

The blog of the Florida Sheriffs Association.

July 17, 2017

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

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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Behind the Badge: Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods

June 07, 2017

Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods describes the unique relationship Florida’s Sheriffs have with one another and explains that regardless of the size of their counties, they can always rely on each other for help during times of need. Sheriff Woods says that one of the most exciting aspects of his job is instilling integrity, honesty and trust into the men and women of his organization in order to fulfill the promises he's made to the citizens of Marion County.

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Behind the Badge: Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil

May 12, 2017

With more than 35 years of service, Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil discusses his career as an officer and leader in law enforcement, as well as the responsibilities a sheriff has as an elected official and the role his agency plays in keeping the citizens of the community safe. His experience at various agencies helps him lead his deputies, run the county jail, and work on the regional domestic terrorism task force.

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Behind the Badge: Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel

March 24, 2017

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.

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