Thursday, October 29, 2009

NN Residents Laud Community Safety Team Effort

Citizen interest in CCSO’s Community Safety Teams continues to build.

More than 30 people turned out to learn more about the Community Safety Team effort in North Naples during a meeting at Faith Lutheran Church, 4150 Goodlette-Frank Road, on Tuesday night.

There are Community Safety Teams in all six CCSO districts: Golden Gate, East Naples, Immokalee, Everglades, North Naples, and Golden Gate Estates. Members of the community take charge of their neighborhoods and work with CCSO and county code enforcement to address quality-of-life and safety issues.

The meeting in North Naples on Tuesday night is an example of citizens interested in building community partnerships with CCSO.

Cpl.Carmine Marceno gave the group an update on the status of law enforcement concerns and complaints raised at a similar meeting in September. Participants were happy with the resolutions.

“One group member actually stood up and stated, ‘This is what Sheriff Rambosk had said would happen. The Sheriff’s working directly with the community. We couldn’t be happier and we would like to thank you for making this happen,’’’ Marceno said.

The group also heard from North Naples Fire Chief Orly Stolts and Assistant Chief James Cunningham, who discussed fire safety and their department.

County Code Enforcement investigator Joe Giannnone gave updates on community problems identified during previous safety team meetings. He also took complaints from the group on potential code enforcement issues.

County Transportation project manager David Buchheit talked about a variety of traffic issues, including more street lighting for some of the neighborhoods.

To join a Community Safety Team, or for information on how to partner with the Sheriff's Office to keep your community safe, call 774-4434.