Michael DeLeo

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Now that Tallahassee Police have received a federal grant for body cameras, the local law agency is working on getting them rolled out to the department.

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.

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.

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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.

MGN Online

Governor Rick Scott recently signed a bill into law requiring autism awareness training for Florida’s law enforcement officers. But, some may not see the merits of the new law—that gained traction after a high profile incident last year.

Tallahassee Police Department

Tallahassee Police have to wait until the end of September to find out if they’ll receive their first ever grant for more officers to wear body cameras. The federal grant is expected to cost $675,000.

Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo
Nick Evans

Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo has criticized an autism awareness training proposal for law enforcement officers in the Florida Legislature as “feel-good legislation.” 

Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo is calling for more cooperative agreements with app-based ride sharing services to fight drunken driving.

Sascha Cordner / WFSU-FM

Tallahassee Police want the public’s help in their investigation of a shooting that left two people dead and two people injured at a Tallahassee restaurant.

A bill allowing people to carry guns on college campuses, gun safety, and mental illness are just some of the topics that sparked heated discussion during a Tallahassee forum.

Tallahassee Police Department

Tallahassee’s Police Chief Michael DeLeo is now a voting member of the state’s Domestic Security Oversight Council. Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey says  DeLeo's experience and expertise will be beneficial to the group.

DeLeo says he’s excited by the appointment and will work to balance the safety of the state’s citizens while protecting their rights. FDLE Spokeswoman Samantha Andrews says the council acts as an advisory council for domestic security groups around the state.

tallahasseemagazine.com

In less than two weeks, a group of community leaders and local officials is expected to come up with ways to help reduce Tallahassee’s sudden increase in gun violence, and some members of the panel say they’re ready to start.

Heather Mitchell is the President of the United Way of the Big Bend, and one of the newly established 16-member Community Leadership Council on Gun Violence. Tallahassee Police Chief Mike DeLeo recently announced it was part of a five-prong approach to get feedback, after a series of officer-involved shootings in recent weeks.

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A recent shooting at a local gas station is the latest in a string of violent crime that’s been plaguing the Tallahassee area, and the city’s newest police chief is weighing in.

It’s been five months since Michael DeLeo assumed his new role as head of Tallahassee's Police department. In that time, he says he’s continuing to meet with different groups and residents in the community. He says he’s also been keeping busy with evaluating the police department as it continues to transition.

Sascha Cordner / WFSU-FM

This Sunday is National Missing Children’s Day, and local law enforcement joined with Tallahassee's Mayor as well as an elementary school to encourage parents to take part in a child safety campaign.                                                         

In the cafeteria of Astoria Park Elementary School, a group of Preschoolers is about to graduate, and they’re the school’s first Pre-K graduating class of 2014.

Sascha Cordner / WFSU-FM

There’s a new Police Chief in town, and Michael DeLeo says there are several things he’s focused on as the new head of the Tallahassee Police Department. WFSU sat down with DeLeo to discuss his vision for the department and takes a look at the start of his journey in the Capitol city.

DeLeo's Swearing-In

Before the start of the New Year, Michael DeLeo was sworn in as Tallahassee’s newest Police Chief.