Walt McNeil

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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.

Sarah Mueller

Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil said his office is partnering with community members to reduce crime. He says his office will also focus on quality of life issues.

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.

Florida Sheriffs Association

Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil says local deputies are committed to strengthening their ability to respond to mental health emergencies. 

Sean Pittman's twitter

There’s a new Sheriff in town. Walt McNeil was sworn in as Leon County's Sheriff Tuesday.

Walt McNeil's facebook page

In the four-way Leon County Sheriff’s race, Democrat Walt McNeil has unseated incumbent Mike Wood.

MGN Online

Does racial diversity play an important role in law enforcement? Some local officials say it does. The two white and two black candidates in the Leon County Sheriff’s race have their own views about how law enforcement diversity is key to helping strengthen ties with the community.

stricklandforsheriff.com

The National Rifle Association is endorsing one of the four candidates in the Leon County Sheriffs race.

Leon County Sheriff's Office

Last minute party switches in the race for Leon County Sheriff continue to roil the contest, and those decisions are proving to be fodder for candidates trying to score points with voters.

Open Carry is one stop away from the Florida House floor.
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Proposals to allow the open carry of firearms and possession of guns on public university campuses failed in the Florida legislature, but supporters say they'll be back. Now Leon sheriff's candidates are weighing on on whether open carry and campus carry should be laws.

No Primary Election For Leon County Sheriff Race

Jun 24, 2016
Leon County Sheriff's Office

 Voters will not see any Leon County Sheriff candidates on the primary ballots, after changes were made in the final day of election qualification.

Tom Flanigan

One candidate for  Leon County Sheriff says local law agencies need a single plan to fight crime. Walt McNeil insists he has just such a plan and will put it in place if he wins the next two elections.

Sascha Cordner / WFSU-FM

Quincy Police Chief Walt McNeil’s last day is slated for Friday, after handing in his resignation letter over the Summer. While he may be weighing a bid for Leon County Sheriff, he may also be holding out for a return to head the state’s prison system.

Sascha Cordner / WFSU-FM

A former Republican lawmaker is taking fellow Republican Governor Rick Scott to task over an attack ad, and he along with another Charlie Crist supporter are calling on Scott to take it down.

Former Senator Mike Fasano and former Corrections Secretary under Crist, Walt McNeil, did so during a press conference at the Florida Press Center in Tallahassee, attempting to set the record straight about the ad linking Crist to a convicted Ponzi schemer.

Meanwhile, right across the street, a group of young activists held up signs and chanted “Charlie Swindled Florida.”

Sascha Cordner / WFSU-FM

Ahead of the November showdown, newly-named Democratic nominee for Attorney General George Sheldon is trying to outline the differences between him and incumbent AG Pam Bondi.

Sheldon says moving forward, he’ll focus on areas like Bondi’s defense of Florida’s same-sex marriage ban as well as other concerns Floridians have talked to him about.