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“Safe Surrender Day” Results


52 Individuals Participate in Safe Surrender Day Clearing 58 Warrant

Osceola County “Safe Surrender Day”, a one day event, offered individuals with non- violent misdemeanor warrants the ability to turn themselves in to law enforcement and have their cases adjudicated in a safe and non-hostile environment. The program has been successfully coordinated in cities across the nation. This was the fourth time a joint initiative has been coordinated in Osceola County. The project is comprised of representatives from the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court, Osceola County Government, Osceola County Corrections Department, Osceola County Clerk of Court, Judicial Correction Services, Public Defender’s Office, State Attorney’s Office, Kissimmee Police Department, St. Cloud Police Department and the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.

Osceola County “Safe Surrender Day” is not an amnesty program, but offered favorable considerations from the court, often in the form of reduced fines, probation requirements or a new court date as an alternative to incarceration. The program allowed these individuals to take responsibility for their actions, stop running from the law and clear their outstanding Osceola County warrants.

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