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Tampa to Build $5.4 Million Police Shooting Range

October 24, 2014
Despite one council member's objections, police officers in Tampa, Fla., will once again be able to conduct firearms training inside their city, thanks to a City Council vote to spend nearly $4.8 million on a new police shooting range and firearms training facility.

Handcuffed Man Jumps from Orlando Balcony, Dies to Escape Arrest

October 16, 2014
The death will be investigated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement but according to Orlando police, Pugh and another man, 20-year-old Daivion Gregory-Osaghae, were involved in a hit-and-run crash just before 5 a.m. Wednesday.

Florida Police Union Wants Say About Body Camera Policy

October 14, 2014
The Gulf Coast Chapter of the Florida Police Benevolent Association is asking the Fort Myers police chief for bargaining rights in the implementation of the department's new body camera policy.

Florida Suspect Wanted in K-9 Drowning Turns Self In

October 9, 2014
The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office told CBS Miami 26-year-old Brandon Allison turned himself in Wednesday after a nearly 24-hour search.

Florida K-9 Reportedly Drowned by Suspect

October 7, 2014
Deputy Farrah Ashe and her K-9, named Baron, were tracking Allison when she heard Baron engage with a man in the woods and when she arrived, she found the dog unresponsive in water and the suspect gone.

Tampa Officer Hit By Wrong Way Driver

October 7, 2014
The crash was the latest in an unsettling trend in the Tampa area in which wrong-way drivers have caused crashes, many of them fatal. In most of the cases, alcohol played a role, authorities said.

Tiny Florida Town Shuts Down Police Department

October 2, 2014

The City Council of a tiny north Florida town known as one of the nation's worst speed traps has voted to disband its small police force. The Waldo City Council on Tuesday voted 4-1 to eliminate the department just weeks after the chief and interim chief resigned because of state investigations into many issues, including an illegal ticket quota. More Here.

Tiny Florida Town Shuts Down Police Department

October 2, 2014
Alleged "speed trap" town of Waldo votes to get rid of its police department.

Video: Florida Police Investigate Stun Gun Incident

October 2, 2014
Tallahassee Police released a video showing an officer deploying an ECW on a woman walking away from him.

Florida Police Investigate Stun Gun Incident

October 2, 2014

A Florida police officer is on administrative leave after he fired a stun gun into a 62-year-old woman's back during an arrest. Editor's Note: video includes crude language. Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo said there will be an internal affairs investigation of the Tuesday incident. More Here.

Florida Officer TASERs Dog Attacking Man

September 25, 2014

A pit bull that was Tasered twice by a Flagler County, Fla., sheriff’s deputy and later euthanized “chewed its way through the door” of a bedroom and bit a total of three people before animal control officers could contain the dog, according to a sheriff’s report. More Here.

Video: Florida Officer TASERs Dog Attacking Man

September 25, 2014
A pit bull that was Tasered twice by a Flagler County, Fla., sheriff’s deputy and later euthanized “chewed its way through the door” of a bedroom and bit a total of three people before animal control officers could contain the dog, according to a sheriff’s report.

Off-duty Florida Officer Saves Woman from Bleeding Out

September 18, 2014

Recognizing how serious the cut to the artery was, Off-duty Fort Lauderdale police officer Nick Rollins applied a tourniquet to Jenon Wehby's arm to help stop the bleeding. More Here.

Video: Off-duty Florida Officer Saves Woman from Bleeding Out

September 18, 2014
Off-duty Fort Lauderdale police officer Nick Rollins spotted the bleeding woman, who had fallen and slashed an artery in her wrist, and quickly applied a tourniquet to staunch the blood.

Tampa Suspect in 4 Killings Arrested, 4-year-old Autistic Boy Found Safe

September 5, 2014
SWAT teams swarmed a downtown Tampa hotel early Friday to arrest a suspect in a quadruple killing and a 4-year-old autistic boy believed to be the man's son was found safe, Tampa police said.

Grenade Launcher Seized at Florida Traffic Stop

July 17, 2014
Orlando police stopped Fritz Joseph, of Miami, and Delroy Blake, of Casselberry Wednesday, in a white Audi as the two rolled through a red light and made a right turn without coming to a complete stop, an arrest report said.

Policing Tourist Areas: Working Where Others Play

July 17, 2014

Law enforcement officers who work in tourism towns have a two-fold mission, protecting the locals and protecting the droves of tourists that the locals depend upon for their livelihood and their departments depend upon for operating funds. That may sound crass but law enforcement agencies in destination areas have to be aware of the numbers and what they mean.

Video: 2 Florida Officers are Victims in Domestic Shooting

July 9, 2014
Naples (Fla.) PD is reeling after the death of a 10-year veteran officer and wounding of a 14-year veteran officer in serious condition from an apparent domestic shooting in nearby Estero, Fla.

Florida Officer Diagnosed with Cancer Sues Agency Over Termination

July 1, 2014
The former SWAT team member thought his potentially deadly cancer was the worst of his problems until he got a termination letter from Orange City leaders.

Driver Strikes Florida Deputy Enforcing "Move Over" Law

June 30, 2014
A 77-year-old man driving a Cadillac hit a Sarasota County deputy's car door while he was issuing a citation for Florida's "Move Over" law.
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