Tallahassee Police Chief 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.

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.

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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.

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.

Perspectives: Gun Violence

Jul 10, 2014

The Tallahassee area now has the same per-capita rate of gun violence as Miami.  What’s causing the increase and what can be done to reverse that trend?  The panelists are: Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo; Pastor Rudy Ferguson from the New Birth Tabernacle of Praise; Teresa Flury, former president/CEO of Boys and Girls Club of the Big Bend; and Ed Clark with the Institute of Public Health at Florida A&M University.