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Florida Fire Marshals Shoot, Kill Looter Attempting to Steal Police Car

October 15, 2018
A man suspected of looting in hurricane-ravaged Panama City, FL, was shot and killed after he attempted to steal a police car, according to WEAR-TV News.

Teen Charged as Adult in Florida K-9′s Death

October 12, 2018
A 17-year-old had his case upgraded to adult status Thursday morning in the Sept. 30 shooting death of a Jacksonville, FL, police dog following an armed carjacking and chase, according to the State Attorney’s Office.

Photo: Florida Sheriff's Deputies Pause in Prayer Before Hurricane Makes Landfall

October 12, 2018
The Leon County (FL) Sheriff's Office posted a picture to Facebook showing deputies bowing their heads in prayer as they braced for the imminent landfall of Hurricane Michael on October 9, 2018.

Former Florida Officer Sentenced to 6 Years for Shakedowns at Traffic Stops

October 12, 2018
Jose Acosta—a former rookie police officer with the Miami Police Department— pleaded guilty to 10 counts of burglary, 10 counts of false imprisonment, eight counts of grand theft and two counts of petit theft and was sentenced to six years in prison. That term could be reduced to three years with good behavior.

IACP 2018: Illinois SRO Named Officer of the Year for Preventing School Shooting

October 10, 2018
Dallas left the athletic director’s office and began chasing Milby, according to Illinois State Police. The teen ran toward his car and fired shots toward Dallas who returned fire, striking Milby in the right hip and right shoulder, the State Journal-Register reports.

Teen Charged in Florida K-9's Death

October 3, 2018
Florida authorities say a teenager has been charged in the armed carjacking that resulted in the death of a police dog named Fang.

Florida K-9 Shot and Killed Pursuing Carjacking Suspect

October 1, 2018
K-9 Fang was shot and killed when officers responded to a call of an armed carjacking taking place just before 0320 hours on Sunday.

Miami Police Department Unveils Head-Turning 3-Wheel Police Vehicle

September 28, 2018
The Miami Police Department's latest vehicle is a three-wheel Polaris Slingshot that was donated by the company to be used for community outreach.

3 Florida Officers Cleared in Fatal OIS of Motorist in Parking Lot

September 19, 2018
Three officers—Martin A. Neal, Robert Ritter and William Rodwick—were lawful when they shot and killed 34-year-old David Romansky, prosecutors said after reviewing a report by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Video: Florida K-9 Takes Down Man Suspected of Attempted Kidnaping

September 19, 2018
Body-worn video showed K-9 "Titan" grab and hold onto 24-year-old Kevin Wilson, who had reportedly climbed into a second-story window, grabbed a child and fled. K-9 "Titan" and his handler found the suspect in a wooded area and took him into custody.

Harris Corp. to Supply Florida City with Public Safety Solution

September 15, 2018
Harris Corporation has been selected to provide an enhanced county-wide public safety communications solution that serves more than 1,300 users in Hialeah, Florida.

Florida Police Officer Teaches Disadvantaged Kids Boxing, Life Skills

September 11, 2018
Officer Dennis Small with the Tampa Bay (FL) Police Department is the lead instructor for that agency's Police Athletic League boxing program.

Video: Man Running from Florida Officers Jumps into Water Full of Toxic Algae, Pleads for Help from Police

September 5, 2018
The blue-green algae isn’t only smelly — lifeguards and those who live close to water have taken to wearing masks to shield themselves from the stink — it’s also toxic. Scores of fish and other wildlife have been killed by the algae and people can be sickened if they breathe it in.

The Future of Police Radio

September 4, 2018

Why is LMR still front and center, with broadband LTE just around the corner? A number of factors help to explain it. Some have to do with the nature of police operations, while others reflect realities around such issues as cost and infrastructure.

Union Claims Broward Sheriff Owes Employees $12 Million

August 29, 2018
According to the news release, a recent arbitration hearing affirmed that BSO has been underpaying its employees for hours worked.

Jaguars Quarterback Buys Meals for Jacksonville Officers After Video Game Tournament Shooting

August 29, 2018
“Thank you for everything that you do! Your service today and every day is greatly appreciated,” quarterback Blake Bortles wrote.

Shooting at Florida Video Game Contest Leaves 3 Dead

August 27, 2018
A gunman opened fire on the Madden NFL Championship Series contest in Jacksonville on Saturday, leaving two victims as well as the assailant dead. According to reports, three other people were wounded and are being treated at a nearby hospital.

Off-Duty Florida Deputy Severely Injured in Head-on Collision

August 24, 2018
A Marion County, FL, sheriff's deputy was one of two men who were seriously injured late Wednesday in a head-on collision with a pickup truck, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Florida Police Train to Patrol Beaches on ATVs to Reduce Crime

August 23, 2018
Officers with the Miami-Dade (FL) Police Department recently took part in a training event in Key Biscayne during which they became certified to drive ATVs on beaches and other outlying areas in order to respond to calls for service.

Florida Deputy Dies After Being Hit on Department Motorcycle

August 22, 2018
Clay County, FL, Deputy Ben Zirbel has died after he was struck in a crash while on his sheriff's office motorcycle, authorities said.
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