• July 01, 2015

    5 Points with Sheriff Rick Ramsay
    By: Steve Casey

    The job of Sheriff, once thought of as a local position, now requires a global focus. In addition to fighting the effects of crime in their communities these men and women must work with other law-enforcement agencies on a statewide, federal and even international level to strike at the roots of the problems. We recently sat down with Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay to learn a little more about him and what is happening in his community.

  • June 23, 2015

    Escambia Deputy Honored with Medal of Heroism
    By: Steve Casey

    During a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Escambia County Deputy Sheriff Kerem Suhi with the Medal of Heroism for his bravery and quick reaction during a dangerous situation where he saved a fellow officer’s life.

  • June 09, 2015

    A Farewell Message from Sheriff John H. Rutherford
    By: Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford

    Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford will retire from his current position at the end of this month and pass his duties over to Sheriff-elect Mike Williams July 1. Below is a letter from Rutherford to the city of Jacksonville.

  • June 03, 2015

    5 Points with Sheriff Mike Adkinson
    By: Steve Casey

    The job of Sheriff, once thought of as a local position, now requires a global focus. In addition to fighting the effects of crime in their communities these men and women must work with other law-enforcement agencies on a statewide, federal and even international level to strike at the roots of the problems. We recently sat down with Walton County Sheriff Mike Adkinson to learn a little more about him and what is happening in his community.

  • May 26, 2015

    Making Decisions about Marijuana
    By: Steve Casey

    A lot has been written about the steady march toward legalization of marijuana in our country. Those who support it say it’s a natural recreational drug which is no more harmful than tobacco and alcohol which are already legal. Those who oppose it say it’s a drug which will negatively affect the youth in our country and set the stage for further substance abuse issues in society as a whole. Experts align on both sides of the issue so it's hard to know who is right.

  • May 13, 2015

    Honoring Those Who Made The Ultimate Sacrifice
    By: Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings

    In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week. This year the names of 273 fallen officers were added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., which includes 117 officers who died in the line of duty in 2014.

  • May 06, 2015

    5 Points with Sheriff Sadie Darnell
    By: Steve Casey

    The job of Sheriff, once thought of as a local position, now requires a global focus. In addition to fighting the effects of crime in their communities these men and women must work with other law-enforcement agencies on a statewide, federal and even international level to strike at the roots of the problems. We recently sat down with Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell to learn a little more about her and what is happening with his community.

  • May 04, 2015

    Sheriff Larry Campbell Honored by Local Law Enforcement Group
    By: Committee of Ninety-Nine of Tallahassee/Leon County

    The Committee of Ninety-Nine of Tallahassee/Leon County, Inc., held its 34th annual Law Enforcement Officer of the Year/Installation Banquet on Wednesday evening, April 22, 2015 at the Ballroom of the University Center Club at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee.

  • April 22, 2015

    The Role Sheriffs Play in the Reforming of our Laws and Law Enforcement
    By: Steve Casey

    Recently, I read an article titled the Myth of Police Reform which appeared in The Atlantic. In the article, the writers contend society has thrown all of its failures at the police. They go on to say when society is not able to address a complex social issue, which reaches a crisis point, it often resorts to criminalizing the issue to regain control. Here, I give you my thoughts about the article and talk about the critical role our Sheriffs play in law enforcement.

  • April 15, 2015

    Rules to Follow When Calling 911
    By: Becky Herrin, Monroe County Sheriff's Office

    Last week was National Public Safety Telecommunications week where we recognized the diligence and professionalism of our Telecommunicators – Sheriff’s dispatchers - who serve in our communications center. In honor of these dedicated men and women, here is a review of the rules to follow when you call 911 to report a crime or emergency.