Florida Police Chiefs Association Update: Week Ending May 4, 2012
Date Published: 05-07-2012
The following is an informational update on law enforcement news, events, legislative developments and meetings relating to the Florida Police Chiefs Association community for the week ending May 4, 2012. Click on the hyperlinks in bold type to access all information.
Should you have any questions or comments, please contact Florida Police Chiefs Association lobbyists, Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate.
A new task force created by Governor Rick Scott to look at Florida's controversial self-defense laws spent its first meeting debating where to meet, what to do, and whether or not change is even needed.
A former Appleton police chief was appointed Tuesday to serve as interim chief in the Florida city at the center of the Trayvon Martin shooting case.
Florida's statewide crime rate dropped 0.8 percent in 2011 compared to 2010.
With Governor Rick Scott still mulling a lawmaker's request for a law enforcement investigation, supporters of three Florida Supreme Court justices said Thursday no laws were broken when court staff helped justices file qualifying papers with elections officials.
Republican-leaning areas in states vital to President Barack Obama's re-election prospects are drawing top-tier Democratic congressional candidates who, even if they lose, could help turn out the vote and boost Obama's chances of winning a second term.
Anonymous graffiti recently appeared in the squad room of the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport Police Department: "Such a small stage, so much drama."
In a single week last April, 3 people were killed with guns in Philadelphia, 14 more were shot and wounded, 68 robberies were carried out at gunpoint and a total of 144 crimes involving firearms were reported.
The West Melbourne City Council fired its long-time police chief, saying he acted improperly by allowing a former police commander to retire on a medical disability instead of facing arrest or discipline for stealing pain pills.
Authorities say the police chief of Lowell has been critically injured in a motorcycle accident in northwestern Florida.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement Friday offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of whoever vandalized the truck of a high-ranking agency supervisor at his home Thursday.
From June 2010 to June 2011, the total number of persons confined in county and city jails declined by 1.8 percent.
Nationally, violent crime and property crime rates have declined dramatically over the past decade.
Criminal and Juvenile Justice Information Systems Council: The next Criminal and Juvenile Justice Information Systems Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Headquarters located at 2331 Phillips Road, Tallahassee, Florida.
Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission: Hilton Naples Florida Hotel, 5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103
Cause Determination Hearings: 10 a.m. Click to view the Agenda. Hilton Ocala, 3600 SW 36th Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34474
2012 Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Annual Training Symposium: Sawgrass Marriott, 1000 PGA TOUR Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082. Toll-Free: 1-800-457-4653
- Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute
- State Officer Certification Exam Review Schedule (click here for 2012 dates)
- Southeastern Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (SLEDS)
- Criminal Justice Standards Training Commission, Officer Certification and Officer Discipline Workshops