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Captain Michael Riggio was the number two for counterterrorism for the New York City Police Department before being hired away by the Broward Sheriff’s Office. CREDIT DANIEL RIVERO / WLRN
Central Florida News

How The Parkland Tragedy Has Changed Policing Across Florida


In the year since the tragedy in Parkland, police departments across the state have adjusted their policing strategies to address threats of violence in the community. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, which was passed the Florida legislature weeks after the shooting, mandated a number of changes, including putting more police in schools and engaging with troubled individuals.
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Law enforcement officers block off the entrance to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, on Feb. 15, 2018 in Parkland, Fla. A day earlier a gunman opened fire in the school.
Education

Intersection: Polk Hires School Guardians


After the shooting in Parkland, Florida lawmakers set aside money to beef up school security. $162 million will help schools provide safety officers at every campus. From the education desk this week, Intersection takes a look at one school district – Polk County- that’s opted to spend that money on a school guardian safety program.
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