Golden Gate Estates residents told Sheriff Kevin J. Rambosk on Tuesday that the contact they've had with deputies over the past year at events like neighborhood cleanups and a SafetyFest is having a positive impact on their community.
That sort of interaction, they said, forges relationships and helps members of the community feel comfortable providing information to law enforcement.
In the area of legislative issues, audience members suggested that Sheriff Rambosk push for a law that would allow law enforcement agencies to easily seize homes that are in foreclosure when criminal activity is going on at the house.
Audience members also said they would like members of their community to be aware that they can report crimes such as drug activity anonymously. A localized version of CCSO's Citizens Academy for Golden Gate Estates residents was also suggested.
Sheriff Rambosk believes that nobody knows a community better than the people who live in it. That's why he solicits citizen input for the agency's annual Community Safety Plan. The current Community Safety Plan, which was created with the help of input gathered at a similar series of meetings in 2009, sets communication, crime prevention, community outreach, traffic and boating safety and youth programming as the agency's areas of focus.
The community meetings will wrap up Wednesday when Sheriff Rambosk meets with North Naples residents at the Naples Daily News, 1100 Immokalee Road. The meeting is set for 6 p.m.