ICYMI — The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Highlights Partnership with Local Law Enforcement Agencies
August 23, 2023
LAKE CITY, Fla. – On Monday, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) Secretary Melanie S. Griffin announced a joint effort with law enforcement designed to help keep communities safe. Joined by Representative Chuck Brannan, Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter and Lake City Chief of Police Gerald Butler, Secretary Griffin detailed the recent partnership among DBPR’s Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (ABT), the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and Lake City Police Department.
“Under the leadership of Governor DeSantis, ABT officers and our brave law enforcement agencies statewide have the resources they need to work together to keep Floridians safe,” said DBPR Secretary Melanie S. Griffin. “For 90 years, ABT has led the way when it comes to protecting Florida residents and visitors.”
“As a former law enforcement officer, I know firsthand the dedication, sacrifice and responsibility it takes to be successful at this job,” said Representative Chuck Brannan, who represents State House District 10. “I want to thank ABT, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, and the Lake City Police Department for their tireless efforts, and I’m proud to represent a district that supports the safety and law and order of its community.”
“Our partnership with ABT and the Lake City Police Department is another example of working together to keep our community safe and to hold criminals accountable,” said Columbia Sheriff Mark Hunter.
“I thank ABT Law Enforcement and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office for joining with us in our continuous effort to protect Floridians,” said Lake City Chief of Police Gerald Butler. “Our community relies on close partnerships like these to ensure we are doing everything possible to keep families safe.”
To learn more about ABT’s Bureau of Law Enforcement, visit MyFloridaLicense.com.
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation licenses and regulates more than 1.6 million businesses and professionals in the State of Florida across more than 30 fields of industry. The Department’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. For more information, visit MyFloridaLicense.com.