Behind the Badge

The blog of the Florida Sheriffs Association

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December 10, 2018

Keep Your Home Safe While Traveling this Holiday Season

With the holiday season approaching, AAA Travel projects about 46.3 million Americans will leave their homes unoccupied, the highest volume for the holiday since 2007.

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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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A screenshot of Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell from the Behind the Badge video.

Behind the Badge: Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell

May 08, 2018

In October of 2017, a controversial white nationalist spoke on the University of Florida's campus. Sheriff Darnell gives her insight into the event and law enforcement's handling of it.

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A screenshot of the Behind the Badge video featuring Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz.

Behind the Badge: Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz

April 11, 2018

Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz discusses why he became a law enforcement officer and the importance of his position as sheriff.

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How to Prevent a Home Burglary

April 05, 2018

Somewhere in the U.S. there's a home burglary committed every 13-15 seconds. Learn how to prevent this common crime.

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