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  • How to remove or make personal information & public records confidential - for LEOS!

    Brothers and Sisters -

    I know this has been asked before, and I'm sure there's a thread somewhere, however I couldn't find it. I searched for about 15 minutes just now.

    Question

    How do LEOs in FL go about suppressing all of their personal information from public records where applicable? I know there are forms somewhere, but finding them is proving extremely difficult.

    Here are some of the sources I would like to suppress/omit/delete information from:

    DMV
    Property Appraiser
    Voter's Office
    IRS
    ...etc.

    Basically, where can I go to eliminate my address and other personal identifying information from public record, from these and similar sources?

    I did manage to find the DMV one...

    http://www.flhsmv.gov/courts/latesti...ment_Block.pdf


    Although I'm not sure about the rest.


    Any/all assistance would be appreciated.



    Stay safe!

  • #2
    I'll look into it. I know there is a program we were encourage to use once in the Patrol. It only made since with the type of work we do.

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    • #3
      Many years ago over here on Florida west coast I noticed the property appraiser had all LEO info in their search data base. I personally wrote them a letter stating they were violating the law by doing so, and they responded with "Well that's the way it's always been". Several months later a notice arrived at all our districts so you could be removed from the data base.

      Before all you needed was the LEO's last name and you could find his house. Took about five seconds to know where he lived. Now you can't do that. If you put in your folio number it will bring up your property but will say "confidential" were the name goes. Can't find anything by name.

      Might try contacting the property appraiser over by you and see if they will do the same.

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      • #4
        In Broward...you fill out a form for the Property Appraiser to list your property in an "alias" name (pick a good one). You make an appointment with the Clerk of the Courts office to meet in person with a rep to go through all their records. You can redact any current info. They then up date their online records. The DSHMV, use your work address (if your agency allows it), and follow up with an exemption form. You stuff will still show up in DAVID, but not public sites. SOE allows you to claim an exemption also (via fax or email). Do an online search for yourself and request the sites remove your info (especially your booking photo ) It will never be everything, but it is a start. IRS doesn't share. Also, Fed courts may or may not allow an exemption...it is a case by case decision.
        September 11, 2001 - All gave some, some gave all. Never forget -- Never forgive.......... RIP Brothers and Sisters.

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        • #5
          link to a previous thread
          http://forums.officer.com/t181073/

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          • #6
            There's no central place to do this (at least in my county). You need to file separate forms with the Property Appraiser, the Supervisor of Elections, DHSMV, and the Clerk's Office. You left the Clerk's Office off of your list, but make sure not to forget that one. While someone can't find your address on the Property Appraiser's website, if you don't privatize your information at the Clerk's Office they'll be able to see your mortgage and deed. That's just as good as getting your address.

            I don't know anything about the IRS. Being a federal agency, they aren't subject to Florida's LE privacy law.

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            • #7
              Thanks everyone for the replies.

              I'm going place to place this week to get everything done.

              What a pain. Someone should really slipstream all of this AUTOMATICALLY...so LEOs and all other exempt parties automatically are purged from public databases.

              But, unfortunately, that makes too much sense and would never be implemented

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              • #8
                Check out this site. If you live in Florida I bet everyone of you that are LEO's are on it. Then click on YOUR address and it will take the bad guy to your door.
                http://www.legalstork.com/siteadmin/person-search.php

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                • #9
                  I'm bumping this up to the top because I think everyone needs to know about this site. Just type your name in their search and see what happens. You can ask them to remove your address and it will then come up private.

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                  • #10
                    Just so you guys know -there are a TON of websites like this, all that establish their own databases based on public information from the property appraiser, tax collector, even the clerks office. So if you "remove" the info from this site, it will still appear on all other sites, such as spokeo, lexis nexis, and all the others.

                    Be careful "removing" yourself from this site. The site asks you to share a lot of person LEO information, and if the guy running the site has bad intentions, he now knows that you are a LEO, where you live, and all your dept info. Not saying this is the case, but other sites don't ask you to share tons of LEO related info to remove yourself.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by vacbanned4 View Post
                      Just so you guys know -there are a TON of websites like this, all that establish their own databases based on public information from the property appraiser, tax collector, even the clerks office. So if you "remove" the info from this site, it will still appear on all other sites, such as spokeo, lexis nexis, and all the others.

                      Be careful "removing" yourself from this site. The site asks you to share a lot of person LEO information, and if the guy running the site has bad intentions, he now knows that you are a LEO, where you live, and all your dept info. Not saying this is the case, but other sites don't ask you to share tons of LEO related info to remove yourself.
                      Best was to clean your information (not DMV) is to put your house, etc in a blind trust. It will cost you big $$ however and you can never put your address down on anything ever again. Autotrack or L/N will pick it up if you do.

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                      • #12
                        I have couple civil records (divorce, marriage, speeding tickets from long ago) that all show up when u search me.

                        I need to hit up the clerk of county and see how I can get them removed.

                        very annoying because I had actually search my name once and they got all my info. scary

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by usetobe View Post
                          Check out this site. If you live in Florida I bet everyone of you that are LEO's are on it. Then click on YOUR address and it will take the bad guy to your door.
                          http://www.legalstork.com/siteadmin/person-search.php
                          wow, that's scary

                          I'm curious how they get that info. my address is blocked, so wonder they got it.

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                          • #14
                            yep use the legalstork website, also each individual county's property appraiser should have a form to complete as far as for your home info on their database.
                            VIRES VIRTUS MORES

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                            • #15
                              to add, websites like legalstork get that info from public records. in FL, to block your info from public records, go to the Florida Dept of State website and complete the address/identification confidentiality request.
                              VIRES VIRTUS MORES

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