Hendry County Sheriff implements first-of-it’s-kind, cutting-edge technology

On Wednesday morning, February 5, 2020 a press conference was held at the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, where Sheriff Steve Whidden, announced the first implementation, in the Nation, of the the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) ACCESS™ Background Check System. Sheriff Whidden will also become the first Sheriff in Florida, to implement a NSA-endorsed and cutting-edge […]

The 3rd Annual Florida Gulf Coast Police K9 Competition

Sgt. Nestor Echevarria and Cpl. Hunter Kearns represented the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office at Saturday, January 4’s 3rd Annual Florida Gulf Coast Police K9 Competition in Cape Coral along with their K9’s Halo and Rugar. Cpl. Hunter Kearns took third place in the Obstacle Course.

Nieves arrested on charges of homicide

On Friday, December 27, 2019 19 year old Benjamin Nieves was arrested and transported to the Hendry County Jail on charges of Murder and Attempted Murder. Since November 10, 2019, Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit has been investigating the shooting death of 27 year old Luis Andres Salas, Jr., of LaBelle, Florida. On […]

Stand with Victims of Domestic Violence by saying “Not in My Town”

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden and the members of the Hendry County Sherriff’s Office are partnering with Abuse Counseling and Treatment Centers (ACT) to bring awareness to the community regarding Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking through their “Not In My Town!” campaign. Victims of Domestic Violence have painted […]

Frightening discovery at Winn Dixie

While grocery shopping with her father at the LaBelle Winn Dixie this weekend, a young girl spotted some disturbing messages on a board that stated, “Kill a person” and “Who is next?” along with some hand prints. The father, upon being alerted, posted about his daughter’s alarming findings on Facebook. That Facebook post that was […]

Two arrested on charges of threatening a witness in the Hubert Homicide

On Friday night, September 27, 2019, at approximately 8:30pm, Hendry County Detectives along with Palm Beach County Deputies located and arrested 29 year old Jamson Richemond of Belle Glade in Palm Beach County.  Friday afternoon, Hendry Detectives obtained two arrest warrants one on Richemond and another for 34 year old Eddie Leon Redd, Jr. on […]

Sheriff’s K-9 training, operations back to normal

LABELLE — K-9 Deputy Bayly signs out federal Drug Enforcement Administration narcotics for K-9 training on the afternoon of Sept. 4, when staff returned to the usual activities at Hendry County Sheriff’s Office headquarters in LaBelle. The county’s K-9 Team trains on Wednesdays. Officials posted on their Facebook page that “everyone at the Sheriff’s Office […]

Deputies find body in burned vehicle

CLEWISTON — A Hendry County Sheriff’s Office press release stated that in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 4, Hendry County deputies received a call about a vehicle fire in the area of 13th Street and Virginia Avenue, Harlem, in the Clewiston area. Once on scene, investigators found a body in the vehicle. Investigators […]

Back-to-school initiative provides school supplies to local students

U.S. Sugar, FPL, Hendry County Public Schools Foundation, and the Hendry County Sheriff’s Department have come together to work on a back-to-school initiative, launched by The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County and its Red Apple Supplies (RAS) Program. This is an effort to serve the needs of Title 1 schools, which are schools that […]

One arrested in County Village homicide

On July 3, 2019, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Hendry County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting a shooting that had just occurred. Deputies responded to 1 Commodore Place in LaBelle where upon their arrival they discovered 19 year old David Zavala unresponsive in the back seat of a truck. Hendry County Investigators along with Deputies […]