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Following First 100 Days in Office, Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil Details Future Plans

Following First 100 Days in Office, Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil Details Future Plans
Posted at 5:00 PM, Apr 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-13 13:53:53-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Thursday marks 100 days since Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil took office.

Even after 35 years of public service, he says it's a milestone and job overall that certainly comes with it's challenges.

One of which he says is crime.

McNeil, who took office back in January, inherited a county with increased car burglaries.

He says the department plans to use message boards to warn neighborhoods experiencing the problem in specific cases where the cars are left unlocked.

Also new for the Leon County are changes coming to who's allowed for visitation at detention facilities.

"For the first time I think in quite some time, we will allow children to actually have visitation rights with the persons who are incarcerated," said McNeil.

Those changes will take effect this Sunday, April 16th, just in time for the Easter holiday.