Friday, September 19, 2014

CCSO Deputy Inducted Into IHS Hall of Fame

Collier County Sheriff's Office Cpl. Tim Howell, center, was inducted into the Immokalee High School Hall of Fame. Howell is an IHS graduate and has coached in the football program. Former IHS athlete Eleazar Valdez, left, and longtime game announcer Steve Price were also inducted during a ceremony Sept. 12. Photos courtesy Tim Howell (3)  

More than 40 years after lettering in three sports at Immokalee High School, a Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputy has been inducted into his alma mater’s hall of fame.
Cpl. Tim Howell, who has worked for CCSO since 1984, has played a major role in the Immokalee High football program over the years. His years of dedication to his alma mater have not gone unnoticed.
Cpl. Howell was one of three people inducted into the Immokalee High School Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Gary Bates Stadium on Sept. 12.
Cpl. Howell is a 1976 graduate of Immokalee High, where he lettered in football, basketball and baseball all four years. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps.
Cpl. Howell is in his second spell coaching at Immokalee High, returning in 2007 to coach the running backs.
He began coaching at Immokalee in 1985, where he was the freshmen and junior varsity running backs coach. From 1993 to 1996 he was the varsity running backs coach and offensive coordinator. After that due to work responsibilities he stepped down as offensive coordinator but remained the running backs coach on the varsity level. Cpl. Howell stepped away from coaching after the 1999 season due to work responsibilities. In his time at Immokalee he has coached Division 1 athletes Jacky Marcellus and Dee Johnson and NFL superstar Edgerrin James. 






Sign Up For Golf Tourney To Honor Fallen Officers



Registrations and sponsorships are being accepted for a charity golf tournament that honors the memory of law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice. 

The Police Unity Tour Golf Tournament is set for Saturday, Oct. 18, at Forest Glen Golf and Country Club.  

The Police Unity Tour is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about officers who died in the line of duty and raises money for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.  

The tournament and other fundraisers culminate in an annual 250-mile bicycle ride that ends in Washington, D.C. Eight Collier County Sheriff’s Office members have signed up to participate in the 2015 Unity Tour ride.

The cost for tournament registration is $75 before Oct. 1, and $100 per player after Oct. 1. The cost includes a buffet dinner. It will be a four-player scramble format.  

Tournament sponsorships are still available. Hole sponsorships with the business or individual’s name on a hole sign are $100. Cart sponsorships with the business logo on each golf cart are $500. Other sponsorships are also available.

Forest Glen Golf and Country Club is located at 3855 Forest Glen Blvd. in East Naples. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. and the golf tournament begins at 12:30 p.m.

Since 1997, the Police Unity Tour has raised almost $16 million for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

To register or become a sponsor contact Dale Williamson at (239) 272-3117, or Mark Williamson at (239) 961-3127.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

CCSO Traffic Enforcement Spots

Monday, Sept. 22:

Immokalee Road and Randall Boulevard - Speeding
Oil Well Road and Corkscrew Middle School - Speeding
U.S. 41 North and Vanderbilt Beach Road – Red-light running

Tuesday, Sept. 23:

Santa Barbara and Davis boulevards - Speeding
White Boulevard and 31st Street SW - Speeding
Naples Boulevard and Airport-Pulling Road – Red-light running

Wednesday, Sept. 24:

U.S. 41 North and 91st Avenue North – Aggressive driving
Logan Boulevard and Immokalee Road – Red-light running
Vanderbilt Beach Road and Collier Boulevard - Speeding

Thursday, Sept. 25:

Whipporwill Lane and Pine Ridge Road – Aggressive driving
Golden Gate Parkway and Sunshine Parkway - Speeding
Immokalee Road and Twineagles Boulevard - Speeding

Friday, Sept. 26:

48th Terrace SW at Golden Gate Middle School - Speeding
Livingston Road and Progress Avenue – Aggressive driving
Vanderbilt Beach Road and Gulf Shore Drive – Stop-sign running

Monday, September 15, 2014

CCSO Still Reserving Spots For Saturday’s Keewaydin Cleanup

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office Marine Bureau will hold the sixth annual Keewaydin Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 20.

Transportation will be provided by Captain Joey D Charters, which will depart from The Marina at Naples Bay Resort at 8:30 a.m. and return from the island around 12:30 p.m.

A second cleanup for the southern half of the island is also scheduled for this day and will launch out of Isles of Capri. Transportation to the island will be provided by the sailing vessel Caloosa Spirit, which will depart from Pelican Bend restaurant on Isles of Capri at 8:30 a.m. and return from the island around 12:30 p.m.

Participants will enjoy this pristine stretch of coastline while doing their part to keep it clean.

Seats are limited to 18 aboard Captain Joey D Charters and 35 aboard the Caloosa Spirit.

CCSO would like to fill the remaining 33 seats as soon as possible!

To reserve a spot, send an e-mail to keewaydincleanup@gmail.com. Include your name, telephone number of each participant and vessel preference.

Bottled water will be provided, but please bring your own sunscreen.

Friday, September 12, 2014

CCSO To Participate In National Car Seat Safety Program

Not sure if you’ve properly installed your child’s car seat? Have your car seat checked or fitted for free by a Collier County Sheriff’s Office child passenger safety technician.

CCSO will participate in three car seat safety inspection events in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Child Passenger Safety Week” initiative Sept. 14-20.

Parents may visit any one of the following events:

- Monday, Sept. 15, 9 a.m. - noon, Collier County Health Department, 3319 U.S. 41 E., East Naples
- Tuesday, Sept. 16, 9 – 11 a.m., Twinkle Twinkle Little Store, 4172 U.S. 41 N., North Naples
- Wednesday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m. – noon, Wal-Mart Supercenter, 6550 Collier Blvd., East Naples

Certified car seat technicians will work with you to make sure your child is in the right seat and fitted properly, and that the seat is correctly installed in your vehicle.

The programs are free and open to the public.

Bilingual fitting technicians will be available.

Florida law requires parents to use a child restraint system. If children are not properly restrained while traveling in a vehicle, they could easily be injured in a collision or any other emergency situation.

To schedule an appointment for a free inspection at a time convenient to you, contact CCSO car seat safety technician Marianna Herrera at 239.252.0367, or e-mail trafficsafety@colliersheriff.net.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

New Hires, Promotions At CCSO

Sheriff Kevin Rambosk swore in newly appointed and promoted Collier County Sheriff’s Office employees at a ceremony September 9.

Sheriff Rambosk administered the oath of office to 15 new members at a ceremony at the Professional Development Center, 615 Third Ave. S., Naples. Four recently promoted members were also recognized at the ceremony.

In front of their families, friends and new colleagues, these men and women affirmed to carry out their duties as deputy sheriffs. They will serve in a variety of positions including patrol, corrections, communications, and administration.

Appointments:

Sheila Anderson was appointed to fiscal clerk.  She was born in Michigan and has lived in Collier County for 11 years.  Prior coming to CCSO Most recently she worked at Rose Marina on Marco Island.

John Bonney was appointed to community service deputy. He was born and raised in Chicago, Ill. and has resided in Collier County for four years. He attended the Northern Illinois University, where he studied business.

Bryan Dalton was appointed a law enforcement officer. He was born and raised in New Jersey and has only lived in Naples for a short time. He studied business administration and economics at William Paterson College in New Jersey and comes to us with 25 years of prior law enforcement experience

Stephen Decker was appointed a Corrections officer. He was born and raised in Naples and is a graduate of Barron Collier High School.

Dennis Grossklas was appointed a law enforcement officer. He was born and raised in Illinois, has resided in Collier County for five years and is a graduate of Ave Maria University, where he earned a degree in philosophy. He comes to us from a position at Ave Maria University.

John Haney III was appointed a law enforcement officer. He hails from Maryland and has lived in Collier County for one year.  He is a graduate of both Salisbury University and McDaniel College, where he studied education. He comes to us from a teaching position in Baltimore, Md.

Joshua Hankinson was appointed a Corrections officer. He was born in Ohio and is a graduate of Southeast High School in Bradenton, Fla.   He comes to CCSO from an engineering and land survey corporation.

Richard Harris Jr. was appointed a law enforcement officer. He was born and raised in South Carolina.  He is a graduate of South Carolina State University, where he majored in criminal justice.  Richard comes to CCSO from working for the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.

Simone Hatch was appointed as a dispatcher. She was born and raised in Germany and has lived in Collier County for 15 years.  She is a graduate of Florida SouthWestern State College (formerly Edison State College), where she studied nursing.  Most recently she was employed at the Marco Island Marriott.

Tiffany Hogan was appointed a Corrections officer. She was born and raised in Naples, is a graduate of Gulf Coast High School and is currently studying criminal justice at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Nicole Jones was appointed as a dispatcher. She was born and raised in New York and has been in Collier County for one year.  She is a graduate of Orange County Community College, where she studied liberal arts. Prior to joining CCSO she owned a collision repair shop in NY.

Kyle Loyd was appointed to community service deputy. He was born and raised in Collier County and is a graduate of Gulf Coast High School.

Joseph Nelson was appointed as a dispatcher. Joseph was born and raised in Florida. He is a graduate of North Central State College, where he studied law enforcement. He previously spent eight years at CCSO working as a dispatcher.

Michael Portnov was appointed a law enforcement officer. He was born in Russia, raised in New Jersey and is a graduate of St. John’s University in New York, where he studied legal services. Most recently he worked for the United States Department of the Interior National Park Unit.

Dorothy Roberto was appointed as a school crossing guard. She was born and raised on the east coast and has lived in Collier County for two years.  She studied business at Rutgers University in New Jersey. She comes to CCSO from a position in sales.

Promotions: 

David Drucks was promoted to the rank of sergeant in the Patrol Division. He joined the Collier County Sheriff's Office in 2004. He earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Delaware.

Patrick McManus was promoted to the rank of sergeant in the Patrol Division. He joined the Collier County Sheriff's Office in 2001. He earned a master’s degree in criminal justice from Hodges University.

Kenneth Newell was promoted to the rank of sergeant in the Patrol Division. He began his career with the Collier County Sheriff's Office in 2004. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Florida State University.

James Vliet was promoted to sergeant in the Judicial Bureau. He has more than 20 years of law enforcement experience. He joined the Collier County Sheriff's Office in 2000. He earned degrees in criminal justice from Florida SouthWestern State College (formerly known as Edison State College) and Union Institute and University.

9-11 Memorial Service In Golden Gate Thursday

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office will mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with a ceremony in Golden Gate Thursday morning.

CCSO is partnering with the Golden Gate Civic Association, Golden Gate Fire Control & Rescue and Golden Gate High School to host the memorial honoring those who died during the attacks.

The event will take place Thursday, Sept. 11, at 9:30 a.m. at the Golden Gate Community Complex courtyard, 4715 Golden Gate Parkway.

For more information, call 239.353.1687.

Photo by Cpl. Efrain Hernandez/CCSO