There’s a New Sheriff in Town

There’s a New Sheriff in Town

TALLAHASSEE – Although he won’t be sworn in until January 3, Sheriff-elect Walt McNeil is already taking steps to implement his vision for the Leon County Sheriff’s office. “I’m in and out of there now,” said McNeil, “beginning at 5 a.m., in meetings throughout the day.” He said he’s meeting with deputies, staff and other […]

Canine Replacements and Night Rifle Scope Proposed for Federal Law Enforcement Grant

Canine Replacements and Night Rifle Scope Proposed for Federal Law Enforcement Grant

On Wednesday the Tallahassee City Commission will hold a public hearing to approve a recommendation for allocation of a Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) award. The FY16 combined allocation of the grant for the City of Tallahassee and Leon County is $147,440. The federal JAG program requires the governing body of each eligible jurisdiction to provide an […]

Leon County Proposed Budget Increases by $5.58 Million, Law Enforcement Gets $2.1 Million

Leon County Proposed Budget Increases by $5.58 Million, Law Enforcement Gets $2.1 Million

The Leon County Board of County Commissioners held a workshop on June 14, 2016 and County staff presented the fiscal year 2017 proposed budget. The staff reported that “the preliminary FY 2017 budget totals $246,254,510 which reflects a 3.2 percent increase from FY 2016. As a point of comparison, the recently passed State of Florida […]

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