FBI Launches "Active Shooter" web site.
"In 57 percent of the shootings, an officer arrives while shooting is still underway.
Patrol officers are most likely responding
alone, or with a partner.
When responding alone,
75 percent had to take action, and a third of those officers are shot by the intruder."
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FBI Launches "Active Shooter" Web Site
In 57 percent of the shootings, an officer arrives while shooting is still underway.
Patrol officers are most likely responding alone, or with a partner.
When responding alone, 75 percent had to take action,
and a third of those officers are shot by the intruder.
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The Sandy Hook elementry school massacre once again shows that a determined, or deranged shooter will easily bypass locked doors, and security check-in procedures.
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Sheriff Grady Judd began his career at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in 1972 as a dispatcher. After transferring to the Patrol Division in 1974, he quickly progressed through the ranks – holding every rank from Sergeant to Colonel. Polk County overwhelmingly elected Grady to serve as Sheriff 2004. He has subsequently been re-elected in 2008 and 2012.
Sheriff Judd has earned higher education degrees through the Masters level – having obtained both a Masters and Bachelor degree from Rollins College. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Senior Management Institute for Police, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, and the FBI National Executive Institute. He was a recent participant of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) Law Enforcement Exchange Program (LEEP).
Sheriff Judd has taught as an adjunct professor at both the University of South Florida and Florida Southern College. He is a past recipient of Polk State College’s prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award, the 2008 Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen Award, and the 2011 Protect Our Children Junny Award. He continues to serve the community on several boards and committees, including the Volunteers in Service to the Elderly (VISTE) and Polk Vision. He is currently the Vice-President of the Florida Sheriffs Association and the Florida Sheriffs Emergency Task Force Chairman.
Grady is married to Marisa, his wife of 40 years. He has two grown sons and eight grandchildren.
John L. Carroll, Police Chief Largo Florida
John Lawrence Carroll was born in Oswego, New York, on October 4, 1958. He moved to Largo, Florida with his family in 1966 and attended local public schools, graduating from Largo High School in 1976. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army, trained and became part of the Military Police, and proudly served our country from 1977 through 1980. Following his honorable discharge from the Army, John joined the Largo Police Department on May 19, 1980, and began his illustrious career. During his career he has worked in patrol, became a detective, and a SWAT Team Commander. He was an Acting Sergeant in 1992, promoted to Lieutenant in 1994, and Captain in 1997. In 2002, former Chief Lester Aradi promoted John to Deputy Chief. During the last eight years, John has earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree and attended the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Virginia. John has been married to his wife, Linda, for thirty years. They met years ago working after school at Publix. They have a son, Shaun, 26, who is a Largo Firefighter/Paramedic and a daughter, Laura, 23, who recently became engaged, is a journalist, and is now living in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Monroe County Florida Sheriff
This week VBC salutes the unique Monroe County Florida Sheriff's Office and it's "best of the best" Special Weapons and Tactics Team.
Serving the Florida Keys presents unique challenges from an array of law enforcement missions, and requirements.
Stretching from Key Largo to Key west, the logistic challenges alone are staggering.
Congratulations to Sheriff elect "Rick" Ramsay, and Godspeed to retiring Sheriff Bob Peryam.
Retiring Sheriff Bob Peryam
"Do the right thing, at the right time,
for the right reason....always."
Richard A. “Rick” Ramsay and his twin sister Laura were born on November 16, 1965 to Dick and Thea Ramsay on Long Island, New York. The family; along with his older sister Beth, moved to the Florida Keys in 1976. Rick graduated from Marathon High School in 1984 as President of his class. His affinity for the field of law enforcement began in school, where he was in the Safety Patrol, eventually serving as Captain. He was also a member of the Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Explorers program.
Rick’s strong desire to serve his community led him to attend the Florida Keys Institute of Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement Academy class of 1987. Upon graduation Rick began his career with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office as a road patrol deputy.
Rick’s next post was in the Traffic Enforcement Unit. He was promoted to sergeant of that unit before transferring back to Road Patrol in a supervisory role. He held the position of road patrol sergeant, then became detective sergeant of the Monroe County HIDTA Group , in the Special Operations and Narcotics Division.
In the year 2000, Rick was promoted to lieutenant of the Special Operations Division and was placed in charge of all investigative functions including; general crimes, crime scene investigations and special teams. In 2001, Rick earned the rank of captain and began serving as commander of operations at the Main Detention Facility, followed by a stint as captain of the Lower Keys District. During 2003 Rick advanced to the position of lieutenant colonel, and in 2004 Rick was again promoted to the rank of Colonel – Undersheriff of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. In 2012, he ran for Sheriff and was elected with an overwhelming majority of the vote.
While Sheriff Ramsay has commanded many areas of the department during his career, he has also continued his education during that time. He attended the prestigious Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy and the Southern Police Institute’s Command Officers Development Course. He has also been trained in Line Supervision, Middle Management, and Crisis Management.
In addition to his law enforcement service, Rick has served 15 years as a Volunteer Firefighter in Marathon, rising to the rank of Deputy Chief. He also held the title of chief of Marathon Rescue. Rick counts his years as a Volunteer Firefighter as some of his most satisfying in public service.
Sheriff Ramsay’s community service also carries over to the non-profit sector. He is involved in many local organizations and is a member of many boards of directors, including:
Sheriff Ramsay has been recognized with the following awards for his efforts in Law Enforcement and Community Service:
Sheriff Ramsay has served the residents and visitors of Monroe County for 25 years with dedication, honesty, and ethical service. Throughout his tenure with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, he is proud of his of his exemplary service record and the fact that there has never been disciplinary action taken against him.
The Monroe County Florida Sheriff's SWAT team is a county wide unit, answering to the Sheriff's Special Operations Division, headed up by Chief Lou Caputo.
SWAT Team leader Sergeant Joel Slough, pictured here as he prepares his team for a rigorous, and challenging SWAT qualification test that is administered numerous times of the year.
SWAT team members are required to succesfully complete a timed military special forces obstacle course, and must qualify with a variety of weapons.
Sergeant Slough's motto for training, and readiness comes from the legendary Greek warrior and poet Archilochus, c 650 BC.
"We don't rise to the level of our expectations ...
we fall to the level of our training."