Florida Police Chiefs Association Update: Week Ending April 27, 2012

Apr 30, 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 April 27, 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.



Sanford City Commission rejects police chief’s resignation in wake of Trayvon Martin

A decision by the Sanford City Commission on Monday to reject the resignation of embattled Police Chief Bill Lee – just a month after it voted “no confidence” in him – left critics of the police department’s handling of the Trayvon Martin shooting disappointed and angry.


Blog:  Florida Governor Rick Scott Names Two More to Public Safety Task Force

The 17-member task force studying Florida ‘s Stand Your Ground law grew by two members Monday when the governor’s office announced the appointment of two veteran law enforcement officers.


Probe reveals police error led to Florida highway crash that killed 11

‎A Florida Highway Patrol lieutenant who ordered the reopening of a fog- and smoke-shrouded interstate highway shortly before a series of crashes killed 11 people was unaware of the agency’s procedures and had no formal training in opening and reopening roads, a state report said Thursday.


Sarasota Police chief:  No need to do away with trespass enforcement

‎Sarasota Police Chief Mikel Hollaway will not budge from his department’s trespass program, insisting that business owners and taxpayers will be outraged if it is killed.


13 arrested in organized car insurance fraud

‎Law enforcement officials have arrested 13 people who, they say, staged car accidents and bilked insurance companies.


Crestview looks for new police chief

‎The Panhandle town of Crestview is looking for a new police chief.


Police official steps down as security chief for Republican National Convention

A Tampa assistant police chief has asked for a demotion, a move that means he no longer will be in charge of the agency’s security plans for the Republican National Convention.


Letter to the Editor:  Report on West Melbourne police chief contains half-truths, omits facts

‎West Melbourne City Councilman Michael Hazlett, in his recent letter, “Chief Lock supporters turn blind eye to report,” continues to harp on the 78-page report prepared by the city manager, which contains a one-sided version aimed against Police Chief Brian Lock.


Accreditation team invites public comments about Gulfport police

‎Assessors from the Commission of Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation will be in Gulfport today to assess the police department’s compliance with peer reviewed standards.


Officers respond after report finds some Florida police are not  being ticketed for red light running

‎There are several red light cameras across South Florida, but an in-depth report shows law enforcement in some areas may not receive tickets when they run red lights without proper reason .





U.S. Government Accountability Office:  Federal Protective Service — Better Data on Facility Jurisdictions Needed to Enhance Collaboration with State and Local Law Enforcement

To collaborate with state and local law enforcement, the Federal Protective Service uses memorandums of understanding, long-standing working relationships, written guidance to FPS staff, joint operations, and other initiatives.


U.S. Government Accountability Office:  Cybersecurity — Threats Impacting the Nation

The nation faces an evolving array of cyber-based threats arising from a variety of sources.


Congressional Budget Office:  H.R. 3563, Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Modernization Act of 2012

H.R. 3563 would authorize appropriations totaling $67 million over the 2013-2017 period for the Department of Homeland Security to modernize the Integrated Public Alert Warning System, a system for issuing nationwide alerts regarding emergency situations.


U.S. Department of Justice:  Victimization Analysis Tool

This dynamic analysis tool allows you to examine National Crime Victimization Survey data on both violent and property victimization by select victim, household, and incident characteristics.





May 9

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.


May 7-10

Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission:   Hilton Naples Florida Hotel, 5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL  34103


May 18

Cause Determination Hearings:  10 a.m.  Click to view the Agenda.  Hilton Ocala, 3600 SW 36th Avenue, Ocala, Florida  34474

  • June Regional Hearing – Agenda; Tallahassee
  • August Commission Meeting Agenda; Tampa

July 10-12

2012 Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Annual Training SymposiumSawgrass Marriott, 1000 PGA TOUR Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida  32082.  Toll-Free: 1-800-457-4653