Glades County Sheriff David Hardin launches security app

GLADES COUNTY — Sheriff David Hardin is urging residents to download the free Florida See Something, Say Something (Florida See Say) mobile app to report suspicious activity. The app allows citizens to report suspicious activity related to terrorism. Citizens can also access educational materials and videos to learn what is suspicious and how to stay […]

Hendry County Sheriff implements new technology

LABELLE — On Feb. 5, Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden, announced the first implementation in the nation, of the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) ACCESS™ Background Check System. Sheriff Whidden will also become the first sheriff in Florida, to implement a NSA-endorsed and cutting-edge Inmate Recognition and Identification System, known as I.R.I.S.™. These innovative technologies will […]

Lock it or lose it

PALM BEACH COUNTY — The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has been experiencing an increase in vehicle burglaries. Many of the burglaries have been occurring due to owners forgetting to lock their vehicles. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind you to: • Do not leave valuables in plain view (GPS devices, […]

Lieutenant Michael Hazellief is honored

OKEECHOBEE — Lt. Michael Hazellief attended the FBI National Academy, Session 277, in Quantico, Va., during the summer and graduated on Sept. 13. The academy was an intense 10-week academy that focused on advanced communications, leadership, best practices and standards, and fitness training for selected officers. Lt. Hazellief was the first deputy to attend the […]

HCSO recognizes telecommunicators

CLEWISTON — Sunday, April 14, marked the beginning of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (NPSTW), a week that gives communities and emergency communications centers a chance to honor those who help save lives in times of personal or national crisis. The week ran through April 20. During NPSTW, many communities take the time to thank […]

Hendry deputies receive Life Saving Award

On Feb. 13, 2019 Deputy Sheriff Darren McNeil of the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, responded to U.S. 27 and K Square Road in reference to a vehicle crashing into the canal that was filling up fast with water. Deputy McNeil advised that when he arrived, the vehicle was upside down and halfway submerged, and none […]

OSCO prepares for Torch Run

The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office is making goodie bags in preparation for its Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 5. Come out and watch the Torch Run. You’ll be able to see the runners and athletes on State Road 70 from Southwest Fifth Avenue east to U.S. 441 […]