Monday, December 10, 2012

New Florida Sheriff Institute

The American Bail Coalition, of which Accredited Surety and Casualty is a member, had the honor of hosting a reception for Florida's new Sheriffs on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the Governor's Club in Tallahassee, Florida.

The Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) invited the American Bail Coalition to sponsor a key event for the new Florida Sheriffs as a way to honor our long-standing partnership with law enforcement across the country.  The American Bail Coalition and its members are dedicated to the long-term growth and continuation of the surety bail profession.

Florida's 66 elected Sheriffs run for office every four years during the Presidential election cycle.  This year 16 new Sheriffs were elected in Florida and were invited to the FSA's "New Sheriff Institute" where they receive an overview of their unique role in the criminal justice system and the responsibilities of their offices as outlined in state and federal law.

All of the newly elected Florida Sheriffs attended the reception as well as a number of their key staff.  Accredited Surety and Casualty had the opportunity to make a brief presentation to the new Sheriffs during a training session the following day. 

Mr. Hank Snow, who founded Accredited Surety and Casualty, was himself a law enforcement officer first with the Florida Highway Patrol and later with the Orlando Police Department.  Mr. Snow's daughter Sharon Jallad, Chief Operating Officer for Accredited, shared with the new Sheriffs Accredited's long partnership with Florida's law enforcement community and our continued commitment to helping Sheriffs reduce jail overcrowding and enhance public safety.  Accredited and the American Bail Coalition also committed to being a key resource and partner with Florida's existing and new Sheriffs regarding the role bail agents play in the criminal justice system.  

As a valued member of the FSA corporate family, Accredited looks forward to working closely with the Association and Florida's Sheriffs on key areas regarding jail overcrowding and public safety.  We congratulate all of the new Sheriffs and the critical work law enforcement does every day to keep our communities safe.

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