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“Safe Surrender Day” Results

PUBLISHED:Tue August 29, 2017

52 Individuals Participate in Safe Surrender Day Clearing 58 Warrants

Osceola County ‘Safe Surrender Day’, a one day event, which offers 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.

52 people participated in the 4th annual Osceola County ‘Safe Surrender Day’. This 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. Other cities across the nation has successfully coordinated similar programs to Safe Surrender Day.

A ‘Safe Surrender Day’ project is comprised of representatives from most agencies within Osceola County. Including, Ninth Judicial Circuit Court; Osceola County Government, Osceola County Corrections Department and 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.

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Published 8/29/2017