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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.

Florida Sheriffs Respond to ICE Detainer Issue and Request Greater Cooperation from DHS

April 04, 2017

Today, the Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) weighed in on immigration enforcement. FSA challenged a weekly list published by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) of sheriffs’ offices who are not cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Florida Sheriffs expressed frustration with DHS’ unwillingness to work with local sheriffs within the constraints of federal case law to ensure our nation’s laws are being legally enforced.

Florida Sheriffs Association Condemns State Attorney Ayala for Dereliction of Duty

March 16, 2017

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.

Charlotte County Corrections Deputy Honored as the FSA 2017 Corrections Officer of the Year

February 01, 2017

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.

Collier County Senior Dispatcher Selected as the FSA 2017 Dispatcher of the Year

February 01, 2017

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.

FSA President Addresses Tragic Ft. Lauderdale Shooting

January 06, 2017

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.

2016 Florida Sheriffs Academy Prepares New Sheriffs

December 13, 2016

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.

FSA Operation Pill Drop Safely Disposes of Nearly 7,000 Pounds of Unused Medication

November 28, 2016

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."

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