Orange County Sheriff’s Office struggling to retain deputies

first_img June 17, 2017 at 8:09 am Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom TAGSOrange County Commissioner Bryan NelsonOrange County Sheriff’s Office Previous articleLocal builders dedicate new home to local familyNext article2,074 determined to be homeless in Central Florida Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sharon Lee Gates UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 From Orange County Commissioner Bryan NelsonCentral Florida is booming.Job growth in our region is outperforming all other communities in the nation. Tourism, always the lifeblood of Central Florida, has not disappointed, with 42- million passengers going through Orlando International Airport annually, Central Florida is the number one meeting destination in the nation.Orange County is also experiencing population growth, which has risen 15% in the last five years alone.So with all of these positive indicators, why is the Orange County Sheriff’s Office struggling to retain its deputies?The OCSO has 1.87 officers per 1,000 citizens, which is well below the Florida agency average of 2.5 officers per 1,000. And unfortunately, the hiring trend is going in the wrong direction. Data shows that the number of officers working for the department is decreasing. There were 638 deputies hired since 2011, but 661 have left the agency. That’s a net-negative of 23 officers at a time when most agencies are increasing their forces.The deputies of the OCSO put their lives on the line every day, but they need help. The OCSO is one of the best-operated divisions in the state, so many are asking what the problem is and why are they having trouble keeping staff?The recruitment challenges that the OCSO faces is primarily non-competitive pay, and competition locally, regionally, and nationally against other departments. The Orlando Police Department works close within the lines of OCSC’s protection district, which causes loss of staff between the two agencies.The vision of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office is to build a trust with the community and reduce crime, but the only way to accomplish these objectives is to increase the number of officers. OCSO deputies have a dangerous and difficult job, and it’s hard to go through the rigorous and time-consuming training that it takes to become a deputy in Orange County. It’s time to give back to these men and women that keep us safe every day. The OCSO budget request will not go unrecognized by the Board of County Commissioners. Reply 2 COMMENTS Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herecenter_img September 6, 2017 at 1:34 pm sam d Interesting article. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Could it also be Sheriff Demings? I voted “Spike (Hopkins) for Sheriif.” Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 last_img read more

Pike County generated more than $270,000 from lodging tax in 2011

first_img “The contributions our local travel industry has made and continues to make are extremely important. It takes all of us working together to make Troy one of the best places in the South to live, work and retire.”Troy Mayor Jason A. Reeves said that, having grown up in Troy, he knows what a warm and caring community Troy is. And, he also knows that the travel industry extends that same warm and caring spirit to those who visit the area.“That means more to the community than I could ever express,” Reeves said. “What our travel industry does, makes Troy a friendly and accommodating place to visit.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sponsored Content He highlighted the impact that travel has on the nation’s economy.“Travel to and within the United States provides significant economic benefits for the nation, generating $1.9 trillion in economic output in 2011, with $813 billion spent directly by travelers and spurred an additional $1.1 trillion in other industries,” Reeves said. “Tourism in Troy and Pike County generated $275,164 in lodging tax for the state.”Reeves said the contributions the travel industry makes to the local economy make Troy and Pike County a better place to work and to live.From those who make the beds and wash the dishes to those in management, the success of the travel industry belongs to them, the mayor said.Dr. Danon Andrew, dean of the Troy University College of Health and Human Services, said that the travel industry is a growing industry and will continue to provide jobs and dollars on the local, state and national levels.Andrew said on Aug. 1, 2013, Troy University will offer a degree in Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management in order to meet the growing demands of the travel industry.The City’s tourism department presented certificates of appreciation to the local hotels in recognition of the hospitality shown to travelers from far and near and their continued commitment to growing tourism in Troy and Pike County. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy and Pike County tourism and hospitality professionals are pictured with community leaders at the Travel Day Rally held at The Studio in Troy on Tuesday.The Troy Department of Public Relations and Tourism hosted Travel Rally Day Tuesday at The Studio in downtown Troy. The rally recognized the members of the Troy and Pike County travel industry and was held in conjunction with National Tourism Week May 4-12.Shelia Jackson, Troy public relations and tourism director, said that there are 882 tourism related jobs in Pike County. Those jobs include restaurants, hotel, service station, retail stores and attractions.“We want to highlight all members of the travel industry here at home and the contributions they make to our community,” Jackson said. “Each of them and the organizations they represent are a central part of the continued growth of tourism in Troy and Pike County and the State of Alabama. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Peggy Collins, who represented the Alabama Tourism Department at Travel Rally Day, said travel and tourism represent clean income for the state.“Tourists and travelers leave their money behind and go home,” she said. “They also add to the state’s general fund through lodging taxes.”Collins said the state tourism department promotes tourism and travel in a variety of ways including its website, brochures, travel magazines and annual “The Year of …” promotions, including the “The Year of Food” which has been its most popular promotion.Reeves presented a proclamation declaring the week of May 4-12 Tourism Week in Troy. Pike County generated more than $270,000 from lodging tax in 2011 Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… You Might Like Touching minds, hearts First-year teacher, Heather Bunn, reads to her first-grade class on Tuesday at Troy Elementary School. Bunn said she will be… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more

Barry says virtual training sessions a good way to assess fitness

first_img… Jaguars physio lauds attendance, feedback from cricketersBy Clifton RossGUYANA Jaguars physiotherapist Neil Barry Jr said his virtual training sessions with the national team have been coming along nicely, despite the physical limitations due to lockdown.Barry, who heads up the Jags’ strength and conditioning sessions, told Chronicle Sport yesterday that he has been enjoying the time spent virtually with his players, as it has been helping to somewhat keep track of what players have been doing during their downtime.“We’ve been online since the premature end to the 1st class season and restrictions started to be implemented. Virtual sessions have been good to help maintain some aspects of the player’s fitness, taking into consideration access to different training too,” he stated.Speaking on the pros and cons for this virtual method of the training, Barry said that the online forum keeps players in a good mental place while maintaining the social distancing guidelines.“One of the cons is that everyone will not have the same training space or equipment available, so it allows us to innovate while still trying to maintain professional standards. Another good reason is that it allows the players to still foster a bit of team spirit even though we’re all practising physical distancing”. Barry outlined.The Jaguars stars have been enjoying their time off while having to use their living spaces for makeshift training. The physio also gave insight regarding the logistics behind the sessions.“So far the sessions have been well attended and we’ve been getting good feedback. We’ve been working on injury prevention, muscle strength and cardiovascular conditioning among other aspects of training.The feedback from the players has been great and some have talked about feeling leaner and stronger,” said the team physio.With the uncertainty looming over the entire world with regard to the pandemic and its aftermath, Barry said he has been working on ways to ensure – should virtual sessions become essential – he’s fully prepared for the long haul.“Everyone is assessing the situation and taking it in stride. As the world develops more mitigating factors, chances are some restrictions will be lifted so online sessions are likely to reduce over time. Ultimately the players need the opportunity to practise their skills, so they need to be able to return to training facilities as soon as it is safe.”Barry said looking ahead to the future, to a post-COVID-19 world, working and rehabbing players will have to undertake a new chapter.“Even the physiotherapy world has resorted to something called tele-rehab so for now all interactions are done remotely. Rehabilitation is a very hands-on field so as soon as it is safe we would want to return to that type of practice.” he concluded.Guyana Jaguars team physio Neil Barry Jr has been conducting virtual sessions with team members.last_img read more

Edwin Rios gets silent treatment after first — and second — career home runs

first_imgFirst career homer in the books for @Edwin_Rios30! pic.twitter.com/i1jtKOQeuw— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 15, 2019Two silent treatments in one night? How you feelin’, @Edwin_Rios30? pic.twitter.com/d8qcH6VC2D— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 15, 2019His teammates eventually bombarded him with high-fives and congratulations, and the infielder got the opportunity to meet two young Marlins fans who caught his home run ball after the [email protected]_Rios30 meets with the kids that caught his first career homer. pic.twitter.com/vi7KJWVVTn— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 15, 2019SportsNet LA’s Alanna Rizzo asked Rios what was going through Rios’ mind rounding the bases after his first home run. He said it was a feeling he’d never [email protected]_Rios30 chats with @alannarizzo after going 3-for-4 with 2 HRs in tonight’s win. pic.twitter.com/c1h7dyn4bN— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) August 15, 2019Rios, who attended Florida International University and was drafted by the Dodgers in the sixth round of the 2015 MLB draft, went 3 for 4 at the plate with two home runs, a single and a walk. He is also the first Dodger to hit his first two career home runs in the same game since Cody Bellinger in 2017. The Dodgers are on a roll after winning nine of their last 10 games, but on Wednesday night, it was rookie Edwin Rios who was red-hot. The Dodgers prospect hit the first two home runs of his Major League career in a 9-1 win over the Marlins.The 25-year-old singled in his first at-bat before hitting a solo shot in the fourth inning and a two-run homer in the sixth. It’s pretty common for teammates to ignore the rookie who just hit his first career home run. As luck would have it, Rios hit two home runs in one game, so he was given double the silent treatment. MORE: Why you should root for the Dodgers if your team is out of the racelast_img read more