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Courtesy of the Leon County Sheriff's Office

Update: 7:50 p.m.

 

Law enforcement have located missing FSU student Justin Dean Shields. The 19-year-old college student was found about a mile from his car when police K-9 units picked up on a scent trail. Officials say Shields was scratched up and dehydrated, but otherwise okay. He was taken to a local hospital.

 

Leon County law enforcement officers are continuing to search for a missing FSU student. Officials are asking for the public’s help finding 19-year-old Justin Dean Shields. Anyone with information is asked to call the Leon County Sheriff’s office.

Jesse Romimora / Gov. Rick Scott's Office

Gov. Rick Scott is touting a 47-year low in the state’s crime rate after the Florida Department of Law Enforcement released its annual statistics. Scott said he is ‘disappointed’ in the legislature over cuts to the Department of Corrections.

MGN Online

The overall crime rate is down for the Tallahassee and Leon County area. While they still have work to do, the head of two local law enforcement agencies say they’re making a lot of headway.

Tom Flanigan

Dozens of volunteers fanned out over Tallahassee's Griffin Heights and Frenchtown neighborhoods Saturday (10/28) morning. It was part of a coordinated effort to improve public safety in those areas.

Leon County Courthouse,
Michael Rivera via Wikimedia Commons

Leon County Commissioners are digging into local crime rates. The board held a workshop on the topic Tuesday.

Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo
Nick Evans

The Tallahassee Police Department is working to get more engagement from community members by offering the chance to leave anonymous tips via text.

Tallahassee police car
Urban Tallahassee

The latest uniform crime statistics show Leon County has one of the highest per capita crime rates in the state. But, Chief of Police Michael DeLeo says while Tallahassee’s numbers aren’t what he’d like them to be, statistics don’t show the whole picture.

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Thomasville and Thomas County law enforcement agencies are ringing the alarm and warning residents to keep their car doors locked and secure.