The Sheriffs of Florida stand with Governor Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi today as we condemn the unconscionable decision by State Attorney Aramis Ayala to not seek the death penalty in the prosecution of Markeith Loyd. By refusing to pursue the death penalty in this horrific case, State Attorney Ayala missed an opportunity to ensure that justice was served for the Clayton and Dixon families.
The Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) is pleased to announce that Charlotte County Corrections Deputy First Class Bobby Beverly has been selected as the 2017 Corrections Officer of the Year. The award, presented each year at the FSA Winter Conference by FSA and Star & Shield Insurance, is given to one corrections officer who has demonstrated outstanding service in the line of duty.
The Florida Sheriffs Association is pleased to announce that Senior Dispatcher Richard Swink of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office has been selected as the 2017 Dispatcher of the Year. The award, presented each year at the FSA Winter Conference, is given to one commendable communications officer who has demonstrated exemplary service, professionalism, and commitment in the line of duty.
Once again Florida has experienced a tragic shooting incident that has resulted in multiple deaths and injuries to innocent people. We applaud the quick response by the Broward County Sheriff's Office and other law enforcement officials to stop the violence. I have been in contact with Governor Rick Scott and Sheriff Scott Israel and have pledged the support of the Florida sheriffs in the ongoing investigation.
The Florida Sheriffs Association values integrity, fairness, commitment, and accountability which are the foundation for the 2016 Florida Sheriffs Academy. This specialized course guides newly-elected or newly-appointed Florida sheriffs in obtaining these values and provides an exceptionally informative and educational experience that is essential for the next generation of leaders.
Prescription pills are the most commonly used and abused drugs among 12 and 13-year-olds. In an effort to proactively combat this danger, the Florida Sheriffs Association Task Force, chaired by Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell, conducted a program called "Operation Pill Drop."
The Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) today released the following statement from FSA President and Orange County Sheriff Jerry L. Demings, in response to the deadly police shootings in Iowa and the loss of two Florida members of the law enforcement community
Recently, there have been several tragic, unnecessary shootings that resulted in the death of law enforcement officers in cities like Dallas and Baton Rouge. Law enforcement officers are the peacekeepers and protectors of our American homeland.
The Florida Sheriffs Association, following in its annual tradition, has awarded scholarships to hardworking students studying toward a career in law enforcement, corrections or another criminal justice field.
The Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) has announced that Deputy Nicholas Worthy of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has been selected as the 2016 “Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.”