HCSO acquires electronic license plate readers

HENDRY COUNTY — “We are excited to announce that our agency has acquired two mobile license plate readers (LPRs) at no cost to Hendry County residents,” the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday, May 8. “Over $81,000 worth of grant funds were awarded to Hendry County Sheriff’s Office from the Florida Sheriffs Association to make […]

Sheriff’s office offers background checks

LABELLE — On March 20, Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden announced that the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office ACCESS Background Check System is up and running, available for use by businesses, nonprofits and Hendry County’s citizens. The HCSO is the first in the nation to implement this new system, which was created by BI2 Technologies and […]

Hendry County Sheriff’s Office obtains military response vehicle at no cost

LABELLE – Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden is excited to share some good news with the community. This is a government owned Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle that the military loans to Local Law Enforcement through the Florida Department of Management Services and the Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO). The military acquisition price of […]

Hendry deputies teach preschoolers

CLEWISTON — Children from the Harlem Daycare in Clewiston enjoyed a fun-filled morning with the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Crime Interdiction Unit (CIU). Deputies hosted a class teaching students about safety, what to do in an emergency, and respect. All participants were presented a sheriff’s star, bookmark and pencil at the conclusion. Sheriff’s Sgt. Wanda […]