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Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister spoke about first responders' mental health in Tampa on Tuesday
The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay is teaming with the advertising agency ChappellRoberts on a new initiative called “First to Respond, Last to Ask for Help.” The program, which promotes suicide awareness for Tampa Bay’s first responders, was announced during a Tuesday conference.

Four panelists speak to members and visitors at Tampa Tiger Bay Club.
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A bi-partisan panel of Tampa Bay political leaders discussed criminal justice reform at the Tampa Tiger Bay Club on Friday.

Hillsborough County Sheriff cruiser parked in front of brick wall that has a postcard of Tampa.
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

By Erin O'Brien

Reversing a previous position, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is now accepting proposals for body cameras for their deputies. 

Sheriff Chad Chronister talked about the 80 arrests from Operation Trade Secrets at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Monday.
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office announced more than 80 arrests as the result of an ongoing sting investigation targeted at stopping sex trafficking.

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Florida ranks third in the nation for the number of calls placed to the national human trafficking hotline.

The charges filed against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft last week for soliciting prostitution in Jupiter have again put a spotlight on sex trafficking in our state.

Stephanie Colombini / WUSF Public Media

Local law enforcement is beginning to make security plans for when Tampa hosts the Super Bowl in 2021, and human trafficking is one issue they're focusing on.


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The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is working on road safety enhancements for pedestrians and bicyclists as the Tampa Bay area is ranked among the most dangerous metropolitan areas in the United States for pedestrians.

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In Hillsborough County, each of the 100 public elementary schools has crossing guards to help children get to and from school safely.

Its 42 middle schools, however, do not offer the same protections for their students.

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Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said he is "saddened beyond comprehension" that one of his own deputies killed family members and himself Wednesday. 

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A judge says a sheriff's son can't use Florida's "stand your ground" law to avoid prosecution for an aggravated battery charge.