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Florida Sheriffs Task Force Announces Latest Operation

Florida Sheriffs Task Force Announces Latest Operation

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with The Florida Sheriffs Task Force recently launched an initiative to remove felons from Florida’s streets. Operation: Felon Sweep focused on removing violent felons, felons with outstanding warrants, and sexual offenders and predators from our communities.

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office was proud to take an active role in this initiative and to lead the charge in Santa Rosa County.  The task force initiative in Santa Rosa County resulted in the following statistics/results: 138 felony arrests, 790 grams of narcotics, and the seizure of three firearms and one vehicle.  (See attached report detailing arrests and highlights)

Sheriff Wendell Hall stated, “This operation was very successful.  Our deputies did a great job taking these individuals and drugs off our streets. Santa Rosa County is a safer place because of these efforts.”

The Florida Sheriffs Taskforce is pleased to have coordinated this effort to make Florida’s streets a safer place for its citizens. This operation combined efforts from 44 Sheriff’s Offices and focused on removing violent felons and felons with outstanding warrants off the streets.

“Felonies are taken very seriously and we at the Florida Sheriffs Association are honored to lead this initiative to get criminals off the streets,” said FSA President, Sheriff Susan Benton. “The Florida Sheriffs Task Force will continue to work tirelessly to make Florida one of the safest states in the country.”

The Florida Sheriffs Task Force pools resources from the 67 Sheriffs’ Offices to address specific areas of concern. Past task forces have dealt with issues such as cyber sexual predators, prescription drug abuse and “deadbeat dads.” The Florida Sheriffs Task Force also is the point of contact for statewide initiatives, including helping to staff the State Emergency Operations Center and coordinating Sheriffs’ offices responding to storm-ravaged communities during hurricanes and other catastrophic disasters.

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