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Florida Sheriffs Association Announces the 2018 Commanders Academy Graduating Class VI

May 25, 2018

Today, sheriff deputies and personnel representing 29 Florida sheriffs’ offices graduated from the Florida Sheriffs Association’s prestigious Commanders Academy. The Commanders Academy is an exceptionally informative and educational experience that is vital for public safety leaders of the next generation. The Commanders Academy provides a comprehensive curriculum and offers programs on leadership skills, business and personal ethics, management training and other topics that relate to the law enforcement profession.

Florida Sheriffs Association Statement on Murder of Highlands County Deputy William Gentry

May 07, 2018

We are devastated by the news that Deputy William Gentry has died after being shot last night while on duty serving his community. Deputy Gentry has honorably served the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office for more than 9 years, currently serving as a field training officer whose contributions will forever have an impact on the agency.

FSA Task Force Operation Spring Cleaning Earned Substantial Numbers to Help Keep Florida Safe

May 02, 2018

Today, the Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) Task Force released the results of Operation Spring Cleaning, a strategic initiative in 35 Florida counties that focused on the investigation and subsequent arrest of those manufacturing, delivering or trafficking controlled substances. During this operation, deputies pulled 4,988 drug traffickers off the streets, confiscated nearly 12.5 million grams of controlled substances, and seized 1,679 firearms in arrests made for unlawful possession.

FSA and Leaders Honor Fallen Deputies at Florida Sheriffs Association Memorial Ceremony

May 01, 2018

Today, the Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) honored all the fallen deputies and officers who served the law, and state of Florida, in the line of duty. This year, four names were added to the FSA Memorial Wall during the ceremony. FSA President Sheriff Mike Adkinson of Walton County joined sheriffs at the FSA Memorial Wall to celebrate the men and women who lost their lives while serving their communities.

Florida Sheriffs Association Statement on the Murder of Two Gilchrist County Deputies

April 19, 2018

The Sheriffs of Florida stand united with Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Bobby Schultz, and his team today with the tragic news that two of his deputies were ambushed and murdered. The association, as well as surrounding counties, are assisting with the massive law enforcement response. In a family response, we have multiple agencies and sheriffs on-scene in Trenton, Florida. We are humbled by the countless offers of assistance and we grieve together as one family. We ask that Florida continue to support law enforcement and keep the community of Gilchrist county in your prayers.

New Polling Data Shows Miami-Dade Voters Support Electing Constitutional Officers

April 16, 2018

Today, C.O.R.E. shared new polling data that shows Miami-Dade residents support a key portion of CRC Proposal 6005, which addresses state and local government structure and operation. These results show voters support electing independent constitutional officers.

Florida Sheriffs Association Requests Adequate Funding for School Resource Officers

March 07, 2018

Moments ago, the Florida Sheriffs Association released the following letter requesting adequate funding for School Resource Officers. This letter was sent to Florida Governor Rick Scott, House Speaker Corcoran, and Senate President Negron. Here is the text in its entirety:

Florida Sheriffs Association Statement on Heinous Attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

February 15, 2018

We stand with the victims, families, and law enforcement from yesterday’s horrific attack at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. We cannot comprehend the evil that put this attack in motion and our hearts are broken at the loss of the 17 souls who were taken from us too early during this premeditated act of violence. We will continue to support this beloved community. The Sheriffs of Florida offer our resources to all first responders who are diligently and respectfully working with those who were impacted, and who are investigating and bringing justice for these victims and their families.

FSA Recognizes Gov. Rick Scott’s Efforts to Keep Floridians Safe and to Support Law Enforcement

February 08, 2018

Today, the Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) and the 67 Sheriffs of Florida recognized and thanked Governor Rick Scott for his exemplary work and guidance during two recent events. During these two instances, the governor was proactive and placed a priority on smart preparation and ensuring resources where ready ahead of the need.

Broward County Communications Training Officer Selected as the FSA 2018 Dispatcher of the Year

February 07, 2018

The Florida Sheriffs Association is pleased to announce that Communications Training Officer Dominique Mathis of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office has been selected as the 2018 Dispatcher of the Year. Each year, the award is presented at the FSA Winter Conference to an officer who has demonstrated exceptional service in the line of duty. The award is sponsored by Harris Corporation.