This column was written in response to a column printed on October 6, 2019, in the Gainesville Sun by University of Florida Associate Professor F. Chris Curran, “Arrests show perils of putting police in primary schools.” The Sheriff’s response was shared by the Gainesville Sun on October 23rd. When law enforcement actions such as theContinue reading A Message From Your Sheriff
TRANSITION NEEDED FOR CHILD WELFARE CHANGES The Federal Family First Prevention Services Act — passed as part of a budget bill in 2018 and set to take effect October 1 — will overhaul our country’s child welfare system. The law provides more funds for treatment and prevention services, with the stated goal of keeping familiesContinue reading A Message From Your Sheriff →
PROFESSIONALS IN SCHOOLS As your Sheriff, I remain committed to having the most highly trained, well-equipped and most professional law enforcement agency in the country. I have demonstrated a long term belief in the presence of our deputies in our schools well before it became mandated by law. We must ensure that our children remainContinue reading A Message From Your Sheriff →
KIDS AND CARS Every parent believes the unimaginable will never happen to them. An average of 38 families find out the hard way that it can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, education level, or socioeconomic status.