Hurricane Duty

The Florida Emergency Operations Center is requesting the help of Leon County deputies for victims of Hurricane Charley.

In response, the Leon County Sheriff's Office is sending around 18 deputies to south Florida. The squads will work seven 12-hour days for security and crowd control. This is just the first wave of three groups that will help out in the Osceola County area.

Maj. Al Watson of the Leon County Sheriff’s Office said, “Next week there will be another group going down the following week for a total of 51 people in the Leon County Sheriff's Office."

Sheriff Larry Campbell says he will provide assistance to the victims of Hurricane Charley for as long as needed.

The Tallahassee Police Department is also lending a hand those living in limbo. Eight Tallahassee police officers have deployed for hurricane duty.