The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office recently participated in the Click It or Ticket Challenge, an initiative funded by the Florida Department of Transportation through the FDOT Safety Office. This initiative seeks to encourage Law Enforcement to participate in increasing safety belt usage in the State of Florida and reducing occupant protection related crash fatalities and injury severity.
The key elements of the challenge are safety belt enforcement, child restraint enforcement, public education and information, earned media and safety belt usage rates.
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office was awarded a Kustom Signals Pro Laser III for participating in the Click It or Ticket Challenge for 2014. As a result of submitting a report for the CIOT Challenge in the SE Region, OCSO was selected by a random drawing from SE Region participants to receive the award.
Charles Kane, DUI Challenge Coordinator of the Florida Public Safety Institute, presented Captain Gary Bell the Pro Laser III.
Don't miss out on the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics
Friday 9:00 a.m.; leave the Sheriff's Office and end at Publix
If you'd like to run, show up at 8:30, purchase a shirt and run with us!
After the run we have our BBQ dinners and slabs of ribs
Don't miss out
Get your tickets today!
A benefit for Frank Prescott, was held on April 4, 2014. Lunch was served in the park and dinner was at the Shrine Club. A raffle for an "Ole Henry 22 Magnum Rifle" was won by Gordon Morgan. There was also a silent auction that was very successful with lots of great items.
We would like to thank everyone that participated, all the wonderful businesses that so generously gave and all the volunteers that made this event such a success.
The benefit raised a total of $15,330.00
Thank you Okeechobee!
A benefit was held for Eleden "Ellie" Fonseca. Ellie was a victim of Domestic Violence. She is the daughter of Sheriff's Office employee Angie Rodriguez. Chances were sold to win a Yeti 50 cooler filled with goodies. The drawing was held this afternoon and the winner was Rogelio Betancurt. The benefit raised $3302.20. Prayers for you Ellie!
(Picture: Rogelio with Ellie)
VICTIMS' ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR
Joan Johnson, Victims' Advocate for the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office was named Victims' Advocate of the Year for the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit. The 19th Circuit includes "We're very proud of Joan. She takes her job very serious and is an asset to the department. She really loves to help people and does an outstanding job."