Behind the Badge

The blog of the Florida Sheriffs Association

October 29, 2018

How to Protect Yourself When Walking Alone

Walking alone on the street can be a dangerous thing, especially in an unfamiliar neighborhood.

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Sheriff Hunter on Serving Florida

August 31, 2018

Being elected as the Sheriff of Columbia County was the greatest moment in my law enforcement career. The trust I gained from my community when they elected me as their sheriff is one that I do not take for granted.

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How to Prepare for Back-to-School Safety

August 09, 2018

Although safety on school grounds is ultimately the responsibility of the school staff, parents can take a few simple steps to ensure a safe school experience for their children.

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How to Have a Safe Independence Day

July 04, 2018

Every year on July 4th, families and friends get together to watch beautiful, amazing fireworks illuminate the sky. While the vibrant event brings joy and excitement to many, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission provides that many children and adults suffer injuries from fireworks misuse.

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How to Travel Safely During Summer Vacations

June 18, 2018

Whether you are going away for only a couple of days or a few months, you should prepare in advance and consider all traveling conditions to ensure a safe trip

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How to Keep Your Children Safe During the Summer

June 14, 2018

Planning ahead for summer break is key to having a safe summer. If your child will attend a summer camp, be sure to ask questions that will ensure your child’s safety.

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How to Prevent Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assualt

May 31, 2018

Not only are one in five college-aged females are affected by sexual assault, but rape and sexual assault rates are about 10 percent higher in the summer (U.S. Department of Justice). If we know how to prevent sexual assault, that shocking number can be reduced.

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