It’s a pretty standard idea in theory. Law enforcement offices make public service announcements all the time about particular issues affecting their community, and officers saying they want the public’s help to get tough on heroin dealers isn’t exactly controversial.
But something about the Lake County Sheriff’s Office video public service announcement, posted on the Florida law enforcement agency’s Facebook on Friday, struck some nerves.
The video shows Sheriff Peyton Grinnell speaking at a podium, flanked by four still officers who are standing silently and wearing face masks and protective vests. The camera zooms in and out repeatedly as Grinnell talks about how they plan to target heroin dealers.