Florida Police Chiefs Association Update–Week of January 16, 2012

Jan 20, 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 of January 16, 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.





TIME:  Police Discuss Terrorism at White House  

The Obama administration is providing senior state and local police officials with its analysis of homegrown terrorism incidents, including common signs law enforcement can use to identify violent extremists.


Major proposed changes to Florida prison system alarm workers, advocates

Determined to cut the size of the $2 billion prison budget, legislators and Governor Rick Scott are focused on consolidation and privatization.


State Representative Paige Kreegel:  Inmates moved before privatization

A Florida lawmaker says prison employees in his district told him the Department of Corrections last year had moved sicker, more-expensive inmates out of facilities the state was trying to privatize.


Florida’s powerful gun lobby puts cuffs on officials

Even without the interference of the gun lobby and its flunkies in the state Legislature, Hernando County commissioners would have a tough decision to make on Tuesday.


Fired Clermont police officer sues city, police chief

A dismissed Clermont police officer has brought a lawsuit against the city and its police chief, saying he was wrongly terminated in April 2010.


Doral Police Chief Cleared of Criminal Wrongdoing

Doral’s police chief was cleared of any wrongdoing following an investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement into the alleged misappropriation of funds and alleged bid tampering violation.


Columbian government captures FARC leader who kidnapped Florida police chief

The FARC leader responsible for the four-year kidnapping of a police chief has been captured by Colombian police, reports newspaper El Espectador.


Editorial:  Get tough on felons with firearms

It seems to be open season on law enforcement officers. Seven Florida officers were shot to death in 2011.


Florida Senator Jim Norman Named Police Benevolent Association Legislator of the Year

On Wednesday, Senator Jim Norman, R-Tampa, was given the honor of being named West Central Florida Police Benevolent Association Legislator of the Year. The organization recognized Norman for his efforts on behalf of the men and women who serve and protect their fellow Floridians.