Wednesday, April 28, 2010

North Naples Residents Talk Safety

The last of Sheriff Kevin J. Rambosk's six community meetings took place in North Naples on Wednesday, with residents weighing in on everything from school safety to aggressive driving.

Audience members said school safety is a priority, and law enforcement needs to continue to work to prevent bullying and fighting. They also suggested that CCSO educate parents and teens about laws governing the transmission of pornographic photos via computer or cell phone.

In the area of traffic safety, aggressive driving and speeding were among the concerns. Audience members also suggested bicycle safety education so that bikers and drivers are aware of bicycle traffic laws.

Sheriff Rambosk believes that community partnerships are an essential element of effective law enforcement. That's why he draws the community into the Community Safety Plan process. The five priorities that CCSO and community members incorporated into the current Community Safety Plan are community outreach, crime prevention, youth programming, traffic and boating safety and communication. Ideas and concerns that emerged during the community meetings will help create the Community Safety Plan for the coming year.