Four Corners Cops Without Borders agreement renewed
Sheriffs from Alachua, Bradford, Clay and Putnam counties renewed the Memorandum of Understanding, also known as Four Corners Cops Without Borders, at a special signing Tuesday in Melrose.
The document allows cross-county jurisdiction among agencies and allows deputies to pursue violent felony offenders in the any of the four counties.
The memorandum is the only one of its kind in the United States, Clay County Sheriff Rick Beseler said.
The agreement has been renewed three times since its establishment in 2008. Officials say this cooperation between counties shows the commitment of the four sheriffs to keeping the overall community safe.
Leila Milgrim wrote this story online.
More Stories in Local
University Park Neighborhood residents and other community members are urging the Gainesville City Commission to keep 8th Avenue as a two-lane road for safety reasons.
The Alachua County Energy Management team will be upgrading lights in all county-owned building parking lots to light-emitting diode (LED). The county estimates the new update will save the county a total of $10,000 annually on electricity bills.
The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office came before the board of commissioners to request additional funds at the Alachua County Commission meeting Tuesday. The Sheriff’s Office asked for $970,000 for replacement vehicles and a 3 percent salary increase for servicemen and women. A motion to allocate $500,000 was passed 4-1.
The S Main Street northbound lane closed on Nov. 10 for construction at its intersection with Depot Avenue. The construction proved to be an inconvenience for motorists, business owners and residents alike.
Gainesville High School received a bomb threat and subsequently evacuated all students and staff to a nearby Planet Fitness parking lot on Wednesday. GHS received two additional, identical threats Thursday morning, but the school has not been evacuated.