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All In: The Leon County Sheriff's Office Embraces a New Philosophy

All In: The Leon County Sheriff's Office Embraces a New Philosophy
All In: The Leon County Sheriff's Office Embraces a New Philosophy
Posted at 7:39 AM, May 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-24 04:36:32-04

Tallahassee, Fla., (WTXL) - When Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil was sworn in to office in January he set to work assembling a panel of community members, and local law enforcement to create a vision for public safety in the area. 

Organizations like the Kearney Center and Refuge house, as well as law enforcement officers from all aspects of the Sheriff's office were brought together. The result of their collaboration was a strategic plan and an overarching idea. 

The concept is called "All In," and the hashtag associated with it has already began to prevail on LCSO Facebook and Twitter accounts.

"Our members of the sheriff's office are members of the community as well." Jordan says, in a video explaining the concept on Facebook, "Our goal is to improve the quality of life for our families and our children. With that we all have to be all in."

But it's more than just a phrase. "All in," is a concept. An idea that the community and community servants need to work together, and put in effort to create and maintain a safer Leon County.

On social media, the hashtag is aimed at encouraging community engagement. In practice, leadership hopes the "All In" mentality will build positive relationships between deputies and the people they protect and serve.

The presentation the Sheriff is scheduled to make Wednesday is not just about a catch phrase. The "All In" philosophy is only a small part of the new strategic plan rolling out on May 24th, and at the morning meeting McNeil is expected to break down eight new initiatives that will be put in to practice at the agency in the days and weeks to come.