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911 Dispatcher: The Calm Voice in Moments of Crisis

No day is the same for a 911 dispatcher in a Florida sheriff’s office. Dispatchers serve as the frontline responders, handling emergency calls and coordinating critical services. Dispatchers provide essential...

Law Enforcement Families Can Offset Expenses with Scholarships for College

With the cost of education continually increasing, it is more important than ever for law enforcement families to identify scholarships for college. When you are searching for scholarships for your...

Remembering Ted Bundy and the Chi Omega Murders

In January 1978, evil visited Tallahassee in the form of a psychopathic stalker who was later identified as one of the most vicious serial killers in modern history.

Public Safety Tip: Increase Home Security with The 9 p.m. Routine

Sometimes, nationwide efforts begin at home, especially in the case of home security. The nightly social media reminders for the 9 p.m. routine started with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office...
Mexican Drug Cartels: What They Mean to Florida

Mexican Drug Cartels: What They Mean to Florida

While most people haven’t a clue, Mexican Drug Cartels have established a presence throughout much of Florida. This presence brings with it harmful substances that affect many families, along with...

The Role of a K-9 Unit

K-9 units are an essential part of many law enforcement agencies, including Florida’s sheriffs’ offices. As part of the team, these trained dogs are incredible assets with a variety of...
Florida Capitol with the text "FSA's 2024 Legislative Recap"

FSA’s Legislative Recap: 2024 Session 

One of the Florida Sheriffs Association’s primary roles and responsibilities is to support and monitor legislation that ensures public safety in Florida.  Both during the legislative session and throughout the year,...

The White Shadow: Tampa’s Bolita Kingpin

By David Brand Law Enforcement Coordinator, Florida Sheriffs Association During the 1920s, ‘30s, and ‘40s Charlie Wall was the undisputed king of organized crime in Tampa’s Ybor City. Known by the Latin...

What You Missed at the Sheriffs 2024 Winter Conference

Every year, the Florida Sheriffs Association hosts two widely attended sheriffs’ conferences. This year’s first event, the Sheriffs 2024 Winter Conference, was held on January 28-31 at the Sandestin Golf...
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