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Former Tampa Police Chief Elected Mayor

Castor served 31 years at the Tampa Police Department, first as a patrol officer and then six years as police chief, according to her campaign website.

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Florida Man Impersonates Officer in "Traffic Stop" of Actual Officer

A Florida man was arrested for impersonating an officer during a traffic stop of a plainclothes detective with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

Florida Speed Trap Foiled by Handmade Sign Alerting Drivers

Deputies with the Collier County (FL) Sheriff's Office were conducting a speed enforcement operation in Naples when they were faced with an interesting problem—there were almost no speeders.

Video: 3 Naked Women Lead Florida Police on Wild Vehicle Pursuit

Three naked women led Florida police on a wild vehicle pursuit late last week. The Florida Highway Patrol released video of the incident to local media on Monday.

Sheriff Says FL Deputy Shot in Head by Suspect Escaped Death by "Millimeter"

“A millimeter lower and Sgt. Dane is dead,” Chitwood told the media a few hours after the shooting during a news conference less than 100 yards from where the face-off took place on State Road 44.

Wife of Wounded Florida Officer Sues Estate of Gunman

Meghan Valencia—the wife of Orlando Police Officer Kevin Valencia—is suing the estate of the man who shot her husband as well as the owner of the apartment complex and its management company.

Florida Department Welcomes New K-9, Asks Residents to Name Her

The Bradenton (FL) Police Department recently introduced its newest member of the ranks, a 9-week-old Bloodhound puppy set to begin training in search and rescue operations.

Riviera Beach (FL) PD Issues All Police Officers Smartphones on FirstNet

Riviera Beach Police Chief Michael Madden said, "In conjunction with our recent body camera deployment, we issued each of our Police Officers a smartphone on FirstNet, causing a major shift in the way we collect and share information imperative to our mission. It bridges many gaps on the technology forefront and drastically improves communications between first responders and with our community at large."

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Filed by Ex-Sheriff Scott Israel

A Judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by suspended Broward County, FL, Sheriff Scott Israel, finding that Republican Governor Ron DeSantis acted within appropriate authority when he removed the Israel from command of that agency.

Crying Fowl: A Florida Department Introduces 'Bird Unit' as April Fool's Gag

The first day of April brings all manner of pranks, jokes, and hoaxes both on and offline, but the Largo (FL) Police Department pulled off something of a masterpiece when it announced on its Facebook page that it would be looking into using birds of prey as substitutes for small police drones.