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Keeping It 100

"Trust through transparency."

In September's episode, Sheriff Chad Chronister discusses the major changes at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office in 2020. HCSO now offers online reporting in both English and Spanish, allowing residents to file a report for certain crimes without having to call a deputy to the scene. More recently, HCSO announced the deployment of 1,000 body-worn cameras to outfit uniformed patrol deputies through the rank of sergeant, which will include specialty units such as School Resources Deputies, the K-9 section, Marine Unit, Port Security, Civil Process and Court Security Deputies.

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"There is nothing more rewarding than helping somebody."

Sheriff Chad Chronister and Deputy Michael Canepa sit down to talk about career opportunities at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. They cover everything from the job requirements to positions that are open right now. Join us to hear more about how you can join #teamHCSO.

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"The time to be prepared is now."

Sheriff Chad Chronister and Sgt. Stephen Hoopes discuss the 2020 hurricane season, how you can prepare, and how #teamHCSO has been preparing. For more information, visit www.ready.gov/hurricanes

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"It's OK Not To Be OK."

Sheriff Chad Chronister is joined by Clara Reynolds the President and CEO of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay (Crisis Center) to discuss how it is OK not to be OK and the resources available to help us all. Clara Reynolds also shares information about a new hotline specifically for first responders. Please share this episode with a loved one, friend or coworker who could benefit from knowing they are not alone. Numbers to Save: 2-1-1: Emotional support and connections to community resources for anyone. First Responder Line: 1-866-4FL-HERO (1-866-435-4376) Florida Veterans Support Line: 1-844-MyFLVet (1-844-693-5838) Websites: Crisis Center of Tampa Bay: https://www.crisiscenter.com/ First Responder Line: http://www.lasttoask.com/ Florida Veterans Support Line: https://www.myflvet.com/

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Special Edition: COVID-19

Sheriff Chad Chronister and HCSO's Dr. Toni Belisle discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Hillsborough County.

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"It's a dream team!"

Sheriff Chad Chronister is joined by Rob Higgins, Tampa Bay Sports Commission's Executive Director. They discuss everything Super Bowl LV. It is safe to say we are excited for the Super Bowl to come to Tampa. Listen to this episode to hear what you can expect. We discuss everything from security to entertainment. #TampaBalLV #TeamHCSO

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"I wouldn't want to be the Sheriff if I didn't have her as my partner."

Sheriff Chad Chronister sits down with Chief Deputy Donna Lusczynski. Chief Deputy Lusczynski is the first female to ever hold the position of Chief Deputy of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. In this episode, you will hear how Chief Deputy Lusczynski and Sheriff Chronister's friendship started long before they became the leaders of HCSO.

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Episode 1: "They called me Pops."

Sheriff Chad Chronister looks back at his career with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, shares the story of why he became a Deputy and explains the importance of keeping and growing the relationship with the community.

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Unfinished Business

Katrina Burlingame

32-year-old Katrina Burlingame was brutally killed in Tampa during the early morning hours of October 24, 2018. She was last seen on surveillance video at a local 7/11 convenience store arguing with another person. The two left the store, and that was the last time Katrina was seen alive. Her body was found more than a day later, in a backyard of a home that was being shown to a potential renter. Now, almost two years later, her sister and family are still looking for justice for Katrina.

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Robert Spivey

On Sunday, June 13, 1971, around 2:45 a.m., Robert Spivey left Dante’s Inferno, a bar located at Busch Blvd and Waters Avenue, and drove two friends home. That was the last time he was seen alive. His car appeared to have left the roadway approximately 150-200 feet south of where it came to rest. The vehicle was running with lights on and the passenger side door open when found. The victim was shot in the neck while seated in the car. Detectives are still working to figure out who killed Robert Spivey while his daughter searching for the reason why she had to grow up without her father.

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Marcus Jordan

Kimberly Jordan remembers walking outside her home and finding her younger brother's lifeless body. Marcus Jordan, 46, lived a troubled life in and out of correctional facilities, but according to his sister, he was healing his painful childhood memories and was working toward a brighter future. On June 19, 2015, Marcus was killed minutes after he called his nephew to inform him he was walking up his driveway. Although HCSO detectives believe they have identified the attacker, without sufficient witness testimony, they can't make an arrest.

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Kenric May

Kenric May's mother describes her late son as a passionate writer who loved poetry and was known to keep to himself. The 32-year-old grew up in Pinebluff, Arkansas, was the youngest of four, and moved to Tampa to pursue his higher education. However, Kenric's life was taken from him on April 23, 2010, when, according to HCSO detectives, a group of masked people forced their way into his home and fired the deadly shots. Ten years later, Kenric's father has passed away, and his mother is determined to find out who did this and why. HCSO detectives believe the people behind it must have spoken to someone about the incident, and therefore, someone must know something.

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Veronica Reyes-Diaz

After a Friday out with friends just outside of Tampa, Florida, 23-year-old Veronica Reyes-Diaz tucked her children into bed during the early morning hours of January 18, 2020. Her kids hear their mother go outside, and that was the last time that she is seen or heard from. For months now, her young children have been without a mother. We take a look back at Veronica Reyes-Diaz's disappearance, in hopes that you can help us solve this "Unfinished Business."

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Cieha Taylor

This episode reviews the disappearance of Cieha Taylor. The 28-year-old woman was last seen on February 6, 2020. The detective leading this case and Canitha Taylor, Cieha's mother, will be featured in the episode discussing her daughter's case and her message for the public.

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