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The Christian & Calvinism
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The Christian & Idolatry
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The Christian & War
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About the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

In 1845, the Florida legislature enacted a law which said that the Sheriff of each county within the state would be elected every two years.  For the first ten years, the Sheriff of Hillsborough County was a one man job.  Today, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s officer is a full-service law enforcement organization staffed by over 3,400 personnel.


The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is organized into four departments: Patrol Services; Investigative Services; Administrative Services; and, Detention Services. The Patrol Services Department is organized into four geographic districts, each commanded by a Major.  According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, the patrol services “consists of more than 1200 sworn law enforcement deputies.  These deputies are tasked with providing law enforcement services for the residents within the unincorporated area of Hillsborough County.  Patrol services include response to emergency and non-emergency calls for service, traffic enforcement, traffic crash investigations, selective enforcement and community oriented policing services.”


The Detention Services Department “administers the county jail system which has a rated capacity of 4,190 images.  It is comprised of two jails and a work related facility.  The department provides processing and detention services for all law enforcement agencies in Hillsborough County.  Additionally, it furnishes staff for the secure component of the juvenile assessment center, a centralized receiving, processing and intervention facility for adolescents taken into custody by law enforcement officers.”




Allan Turner began his law enforcement career after he graduated high school and joined the Air Force becoming an Air Policeman.  After four years in the military he joined the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (Florida) where he spent the bulk of his career as a criminal investigator.  After resigning from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office he became a private investigator.  Allan Turner is the author of four books: The Christian & the State; The Christian & Idolatry; The Christian & Calvinism; and, The Christian & War.


According to the book description of The Christian & War, “Since the Vietnam era, there has arisen, in America and the whole of Western society, a way of thinking that argues against all war. Consequently, a book discussing the question of a Christian's participation in war and other related issues in light of this emerging consensus seems not just appropriate but necessary. In an environment where war is, by definition, immoral, it is difficult for "good," "decent" folks to think positively about war-fighting. This book is an effort to correct such thinking and to instruct the interested reader as to what the Bible actually says about this most important subject. In addition to the war issue, the author deals with the question of nuclear weapons, the United Nations, the war on terror and how it relates to the war in Iraq, and capital punishment. The author's examination of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount and how it relates to this subject of war is especially interesting.”

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