The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office and the Puerto Rican State Police have signed an agreement to share police intelligence regarding suspects of crime.
Sheriff Marcos Lopez and Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi signed a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ to share police intelligence on Friday, a first for the Sheriff’s Office and Puerto Rican State Police.
Since taking office, Sheriff Lopez has seen a pattern of individuals who commit crime in Osceola County and then flee to Puerto Rico. He is also seen individuals who commit crime in Puerto Rico and flee to Osceola County. Creating this intelligence sharing system will help.
According to the Osceola Sheriff’s Office, agencies in Osceola County and in Puerto Rico will be better suited to apprehend those who attempt to flee from justice.
“Today is important day for victims of crime. Working together signals a combined commitment to keep past and present citizens of Puerto Rico and Osceola County safe,” said Sheriff Lopez. This is the first time the Puerto Rican State Police, and any law enforcement agency in Florida have signed an agreement to share police intelligence regarding suspects of crime.