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A.G. GancarskiDecember 27, 2018
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The Governor-elect Ron DeSantis‘ transition-based public safety panel convened Thursday with juvenile crime and incarceration the topic du jour. The 45-person panel is stacked with law enforcement professionals, as well as civilians impacted by the Parkland tragedy.  The first major topic: juvenile crime. Unsurprisingly, the conclusion was the kids aren’t alright (building on contentions made […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 20, 2018

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Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis‘ transition-based public safety panel convened Thursday to move forward on one of the candidate’s winning issues. Support from police unions and sheriffs proved pivotal in DeSantis’ win over Democrat Andrew Gillum last month, with a constant drumbeat insisting that Gillum was soft on crime. The committee is heavy on professional law enforcement officers, along with […]

Drew WilsonJune 20, 2018
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Adam Putnam’s gubernatorial campaign announced Wednesday that it had locked down another eight endorsements from Republican county sheriffs. Included in the new bloc of backers, all of whom hail from the Panhandle, were Walton County Sheriff Mike Adkinson, Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley, Washington County Sheriff Kevin Crews, Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford, Gulf County […]

Staff ReportsFebruary 28, 2018
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Medical providers and law enforcement leaders came out fighting on Wednesday, urging the Florida House to restore funding for opioid addiction treatment. The House budget eliminates funding for 52 community providers under the state courts system, 45 programs under the Department of Children and Families (DCF) program, and 10 programs run by sheriffs and law […]


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