Tommy Mills Proposes Solution of Information Sharing Among Law Enforcement Agencies to Reduce Crime

Released on: August 14, 2008, 1:29 pm

Press Release Author: Blueprint Creative Group

Industry: Government

Press Release Summary: Information sharing, a joint task force, and collaboration
among all local law enforcement agencies is a means to fighting crime at its root,
improved crime analysis and criminal intelligence, and more effective identification
of crime patterns and trends.

Press Release Body: TALLAHASSEE, FL, August 15, 2008 - In these times of budget
shortfall, local law enforcement agencies throughout Leon County has to do more with
less. Rather than allow budget shortfalls to affect crime solving capabilities in
Leon County, it has become increasingly important to foster teamwork and cooperation
among all local law enforcement agencies including the Leon County Sheriff's Office
(LCSO), Tallahassee Police Department (TPD), and FAMU and FSU police. As candidate
for Leon County Sheriff, Tommy Mills advocates collaboration as a solution to
improved crime solving capabilities.

It is no surprise that the escalating crime rate is an issue in Leon County
regardless of the type and magnitude of the crime evident from the recent brash in
car burglaries to robberies and drug crimes. However, little cooperation exists
between local law enforcement agencies, ultimately resulting in each agency working
independently. This current structure is inefficient and is not proactive in
addressing the escalating crime rate. Once elected as Leon County Sheriff, Tommy
Mills will focus his efforts on uniting local law enforcement agencies to find
synergies where they can collaborate and share information, resources, and
expertise. His solution to fighting crime at its root is to implement information
sharing among all agencies as a means to improved crime analysis and criminal
intelligence and to identify crime trends and patterns. A more efficient system in
place that utilizes crime data from all local law enforcement agencies will help
LCSO to indentify "hot spots" throughout the county as well as growing crime trends
and to allocate its current resources where most needed. Mills also advocates
implementing a joint task force, standardized training, and cost sharing for more
effective and efficient law enforcement operations across the county.
The citizens of Leon County have come to expect a high quality of life and safe
communities, which is being challenged with increased crime activity. While the
current crime rate pales in comparison to other counties throughout the state
plagued with crime, it is even more important to implement innovative solutions at
the present moment to attack the crime that we do have and preserve the county from
ever being infested with crime.

About Tommy Mills

Mills has worked for the Sheriff's Office on the correctional side since the mid-80s
and served a short stint as a volunteer reserve officer for the Florida Highway
Patrol prior to that. He advocates greater cooperation between LCSO and the
Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) as an effective method for better crime solving
capabilities. Visit for more information on Tommy Mills and
his platform.

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Contact Details: Media Contact:

Fabiola Fleuranvil of Blueprint Creative Group
Phone: (404) 437-0078

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