Tag: Bob Gualtieri

Drew WilsonJuly 24, 2018

Tampa City Councilman Harry Cohen, also a candidate for Tampa Mayor, on Monday called for the immediate repeal of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. Cohen’s statement follows last week’s fatal shooting of Markeis McGlockton in Clearwater. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri announced Friday that an arrest would not be made because the shooting fell within the bounds […]

Ryan NicolJuly 10, 2018

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission offered suggestions Tuesday to change Broward County’s PROMISE Program, which has come under fire after February’s attack that left 17 dead. While most members said the program played no direct role in the shooting by suspect Nikolas Cruz, the commission still recommended changes to it and similar programs […]

Kate BradshawJune 12, 2018

As sheriff of the most densely populated county in the state, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri’s role goes well beyond overseeing the department’s day-to-day. He’s often caught in the middle when hot-button national issues and law enforcement collide — and that’s a responsibility he appears to embrace. Gualtieri first took office in 2011. He successfully fended […]

Drew WilsonMay 17, 2018

Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri wants Tampa Republican Rep. James Grant to stick around for another term. The Republican sheriff announced Wednesday that he was backing Grant in his primary race against Terry Power, an Oldsmar retirement plan consultant. “James Grant is a principled leader and dedicated advocate for law enforcement and first responders in Florida. […]

Drew WilsonMarch 13, 2018

Republican Jeremy Bailie picked up an endorsement for his House District 69 campaign from Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri on Monday. “I’m pleased to offer my support for Jeremy Bailie in his campaign for the Florida State House of Representatives, District 69,” Gualtieri said. “I’ve seen the dedication that he has to protect our community, […]

Mitch PerryFebruary 28, 2018

In Tampa Wednesday, Gov. Rick Scott continued a statewide tour touting his proposed $500 million to make Florida’s public schools safer in the aftermath of the massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School two weeks ago. The Governor’s plan includes putting law enforcement officers in every Florida public school, assembling a “threat-assessment team” that would embed a member […]

Mitch PerryFebruary 22, 2018

A community forum to discuss the recent agreement between 17 Florida Sheriffs and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is scheduled to take place Thursday night in St. Petersburg. That agreement allows local authorities to hold undocumented immigrants beyond the time they normally would have to be released based on state or local cases. It […]


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