Many law enforcement agencies upset over cellphone tracking ruling

“We decline to grant the [government] unrestricted access to a wireless carrier’s database of physical location information.”

Many law enforcement agencies upset over cellphone tracking ruling

In a huge win for Americans, the Supreme Court ruled Friday that police generally need a search warrant if they want to track a person’s movements by collecting information about where that person has used their cell phone. A 119-page document released Friday outlines the details of the Court’s ruling. Chief Justice John G. Roberts […]

Former Sheriff’s kiosk program under investigation, removed from businesses

Former Sheriff’s kiosk program under investigation, removed from businesses

  UPDATE: Ofab Inc. CEO speaks out about the removal of the crime prevention kiosks Marion County – The kiosk program, which was created by former Sheriff Chris Blair in 2014, is under investigation by the State Attorney’s Office. On Friday, May 20, 2016, the State Attorney’s Office for the Fifth Judicial District indicted Sheriff Chris […]

COPS grants to fund 215 law enforcement agencies

COPS grants to fund 215 law enforcement agencies

Attorney General Eric Holder and Director Ron Davis of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) today announced the department’s latest effort to strengthen community policing through hiring grants that will fund nearly 950 officers at 215 law enforcement agencies in cities and communities across the country. This year’s $124 million in awards place […]

Marion County Fire Rescue & Marion County Sheriff’s Office, railroaded by county leaders

Marion County Fire Rescue & Marion County Sheriff’s Office,  railroaded by county leaders

  Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Board of County Commissioners once again gave Marion County Sheriff, Chris Blair, an ultimatum in reducing his budget during a hearing held on September 11, 2014, while Commissioner Carl Zalak leaned back in his chair and mocked public safety issues. Commissioners Carl Zalak and Stan McClain were heard […]