TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Sheriff Walt McNeil has just unveiled the Leon County Sheriff's Office strategic plan for 2017.
It was a rainy day in Leon County, but the threat of severe weather didn't stop representatives from all law enforcement agencies from turning out to show that when it comes to public safety, they're "All In."
In practice, the sheriff's strategic plan highlights specific ways in which his agency will collaborate with other law enforcement to share tactics and information, work with schools to help reduce juvenile crime, and even strengthen bonds with organizations like Refuge House and the Kearney Center.
The Sheriff says that new "memorandums of understanding" will allow other law enforcement agencies, like FAMU, FSU, and Tallahassee police departments, will be able to take action in the unincorporated communities of Leon County.
"When stuff hits the fan, law enforcement is always going to be there. We have to break down those divisions that divide us in our communities," said Sheriff McNeil. "This requires all of us. "
The plan also details the deputies' focus on enforcement in the Bond Community, Griffin Heights, and South City.
The Sheriff talked about their newest unit, SPIDER, that specializes in special projects, investigations, detection, enforcement, and response. They will be handling the Office's most immediate investigative needs regarding street level drugs and crime.
Lastly, the Sheriff asked for the community to be alert.
"We need the people standing here with me today and in their roles, in their responsibilities, to be a part of our entire initiative to keep our community safe," said Sheriff McNeil.