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CFO Patronis pledges support as attacks on Israel presents heightened security threat to Florida


Tallahassee, Fla. – In the aftermath of the terrorist attack against Israel and the runup to the weekend, today Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis pledged law enforcement resources to state and local law enforcement agencies in Florida.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Within my agency we have over 300 sworn law enforcement officials who’ll often provide support services to state and local authorities in times of emergency. In the aftermath of the terrorist attack against Israel, like many Jewish and Israeli citizens in Florida, we are at a heightened state of alert. As we get closer to the weekend there will be more parties and social gatherings, so I want to make sure my agency is leaning forward in case our services are needed. If anything looks out of the ordinary, go ahead and report it to law enforcement. Florida has the best trained, best supported first responders in the world. While we always hope for the best, it’s our job to prepare for the worst.”

Housed within the Department of Financial Services, which is overseen by the CFO, is the Division of Investigative & Forensic Services, which has the agency’s law enforcement personnel. For more information visit


About CFO Jimmy Patronis  
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).

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