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Local Police Chief Steps Up For State Security

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.

“Essentially what the council does is it brings together state agency heads as well as representatives from the regional domestic security task forces – FDLE’s special agents in charges as well as local sheriffs, key members of the federal government, private sector and some professional associations as well,” Andrews says.

DeLeo will represent the Florida Domestic Security Intelligence Committee as chairman.