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FSA Statement on the CRC’s Proposal 49 to Provide Death Benefits for Families of First Responders

November 13, 2017

"The Sheriffs of Florida support proposal 49, brought forward by Sheriff Gainey, that provides death benefits to surviving family members of first responders who are killed or injured in the line of duty. Our most important asset is our people, and their families who support them in their service to our communities."

Supreme Court Ruling in Support of Gov. Scott’s Actions to Ensure Justice is Given Every Opportunity

September 05, 2017

"Today, the Supreme Court affirmed that Governor Scott acted in the best interests of Floridians in reassigning more than 30 death penalty cases from State Attorney Ayala in the Ninth Judicial Circuit to Fifth Judicial Circuit State Attorney Brad King. As a representative of the law, Ayala was not serving to the best of her ability when she announced she would not consider the death penalty in any of those cases."

Florida Sheriffs Association Operation Deadbolt

August 22, 2017

Charlotte County Sheriff William Prummell, Jr. shares the details on the latest Florida Sheriffs Task Force Operation, Operation Deadbolt, which brought together 25 sheriffs’ offices to combat residential, commercial and vehicle burglaries. Sheriff Prummell urged citizens to protect themselves from becoming a victim of burglary by securing their belongings and documenting serial numbers, especially of those on firearms.

FSA Continues Work with State Farm to Improve Teen Driving and Keep Florida’s Roads Safe

July 26, 2017

The Florida Sheriffs Association is happy to announce that State Farm has generously granted $75,000 to the Teen Driver Challenge, an educational course that promotes teen driver improvement. The check was presented to FSA President, Sheriff Jerry L. Demings, on July 25, 2017, during the Florida Sheriffs Association Summer Conference banquet. State Farm has continued to support the Teen Driver Challenge since 2010, which has been a vital contribution in keeping Florida’s teen drivers, and everyone on the roadway, safe.

Deputy Justin Ferrari of the Volusia County SO Honored as the 2017 FSA LEOY

July 26, 2017

Today, the Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) is proud to announce that Deputy Justin Ferrari of the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office has been selected as the 2017 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. Ferrari’s outstanding courage is evident in a video captured by his body camera as he responded to a call in July 2016.

Florida Sheriffs Association Names New Board Leadership

July 26, 2017

The Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA), one of the largest and most successful law-enforcement associations in the nation, is pleased to announce its leadership for the coming year. Walton County Sheriff Mike Adkinson has been elected President of FSA. Sheriff Adkinson will be responsible for presiding over the association, working with the staff and board of directors to guide the efforts and direction of FSA and its 67 Sheriffs.

Florida Sheriffs Association Announces 2017 Legislative Awards

July 24, 2017

Each year, the Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) recognizes exemplary state legislators for their significant contributions to and support of good public safety policies during legislative session. These legislators have demonstrated a commitment to protecting the best interests of Florida citizens through their diligent legislative efforts and support of FSA initiatives.

Florida Sheriffs Association Thanks Gov. Scott for Signing Comprehensive Drug Control Bill HB 477

June 14, 2017

The Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) would like to thank Governor Scott for signing HB 477 into law. FSA has made its top legislative priority to support comprehensive drug control legislation during the 2017 legislative session, which will create criminal penalties for trafficking Fentanyl and other synthetic drugs, such as cannabinoids and cathinones.

Florida Sheriffs Association Announces the 2017 Commanders Academy Graduating Class V

June 09, 2017

Today, sheriff deputies and personnel representing 30 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 essential for the next generation of public safety leaders. 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 Honors Fallen Deputies at Memorial Ceremony

April 24, 2017

Today, the Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) honored all of the fallen deputies and officers who served the law, and state of Florida, in the line of duty. This year, six names were added to the FSA Memorial Wall during the ceremony. FSA President and keynote speaker Sheriff Jerry Demings of Orange County joined sheriffs at the FSA Memorial Wall to celebrate the men and women who lost their lives while serving their communities. A K-9 statue was very recently added and is a wonderful addition to honor K-9 officers who bravely served the citizens of Florida.

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