Bay County Sheriff's Office prepares for new school year

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LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A new school year is upon Bay County, and the Bay County Sheriff's Office is ready to meet it.

The Bay County Sheriff's Office is ready for the new school year. (WJHG/WECP)

Deputies from all of the different divisions of the BCSO will be out in force to provide additional safety measures for the start of the school year and will maintain a heightened presence for the first week of school.

"We want the families to know that their safety and the safety of their children is of paramount importance to us," said Chief Deputy Joel Heape.

The increased security measures come in part as a response to the recent mass shootings across the country.

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