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MCSO awarded 1st place in Florida Law Enforcement Challenge

Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, participating with other agencies of similar size and personnel throughout the State of Florida, has been honorably recognized. On Friday, July 17, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office received an award for 1st place in the 2014 Florida Law Enforcement Challenge (FLEC) in the agency category of 25 – 40 officers. The Florida Law Enforcement Challenge evaluates an agency’s overall traffic safety efforts through policy and guidelines, training, officer recognition, previous agency participation in FDOT traffic safety programs, enforcement activity and the effectiveness of efforts as it relates to traffic safety, reducing traffic crashes and saving lives. By winning 1st place in the Florida Law Enforcement Challenge, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office was also in the drawing for a new, fully- equipped 2015 Dodge Charger.

The winner of the vehicle was the Sunrise Police Department. The Sunrise Police Department competed in the 151-250 officers division. Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart, Captain David Harper, Staff Sergeant Brad Johnson, Sergeant Doug Haskell, Corporal Jason Whitfield and Finance Officer Nancy Curl attended the award ceremony held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office was awarded a total of 15,000 points to be used for the purchase of law enforcement equipment. The points are equivalent to $15,000. Sheriff Stewart intends to use the points to replace some antiquated in-car video recording systems. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office will participate in the 2015 Challenge and encourages all Madison County motorists to practice safe driving habits.

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1. Photo Submitted. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office was awarded 1st place in the 2014 Florida Law Enforcement Challenge in the agency category of 25-40 officers. Pictured, from left to right, are: Sheriff Ben Stewart, Corporal Jason Whitfield, Captain David Harper, Sergeant Doug Haskell and Sergeant Brad Johnson.

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