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FWC law enforcement chief Julie Jones new DHSMV head

by Dara Kam | September 29th, 2009

The Florida Cabinet just appointed Julie Jones to head the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

Until now, Jones served as the head of law enforcement for the state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and was instrumental in search and rescue operations following the devastating hurricanes that struck Florida in 2004 and 2005. She also oversaw rescue operations in Mississippi in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Jones pledged to continue an emphasis on customer service.

“This is a huge opportunity and the trust that you place in me,” she said. “This is a huge agency that I think touches every single citizen in the state of Florida. It’s a huge responsibility.”

Jones replaces Elektra Bustle.
I intend to take your…

good customer service…
and continue the good things this agency’s done thus far.

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2 Responses to “FWC law enforcement chief Julie Jones new DHSMV head”

  1. ken norris Says:

    What a joke! Jones ordered fwc officers to stay home(last hurricane to hit pb) on night shift unless called out.FDLE made a request and no officers were sent. I know because I was on night shift.What an embarssment……………

  2. Klaus Priebe Says:

    Klaus Priebe
    POB 611426
    1119 N Riverside Dr
    Pompano Beach, Florida

    Julie Jones
    Department of Motor Vehicles
    2900 Apalachee Parkway
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-0500

    Cc: Office of Governor Charlie Crist
    State of Florida
    The Capitol
    400 S. Monroe St.
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001

    Re: Canadians not welcome in Florida

    Dear Ms Jones,

    Your recent directive that Canadians seeking a non resident Florida Drviers license must undergo a vision, written and driving test will be a severe blow to the economy of Florida.

    We spend about four months a year here and have bought a Florida registered car. In order to get insurance we must have a Florida non resident drivers license. We should be able to get that by simply showing our Canadian drivers license and passport. You have decreed that now we must on an annual basis do a time consuming and demeaning vision, drivers and written exam to get a Florida license.

    Your message is clear to Canadians, don’t help our economy by buying a car here, don’t spend money on insurance, gas and maintenance. In fact Ms Jones Canadians not only buy cars here they buy condos, houses, clothes, food, restaurant meals etc.

    Instead of making our visit to Florida easier and less bureaucratic you now want us to spend our vacation time doing a vision, written and drivers test every year. Why don’t you just make it even easier and tell Canadians to stay home, you are not welcome in Florida, we don’t need your money.

    Again, there is no reason why a Canadian winter visitor should not be able to get a non resident Florida license just by showing their Canadian passport and drivers license.


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