Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sheriff Rambosk To Gather Community Input

This year it’s going to be even easier to help shape the Collier County Sheriff’s Office Community Safety Plan.

Members of the community can attend one of the six meetings Sheriff Kevin J. Rambosk has scheduled around the county, or they can log on and provide their input online.

“Not everyone is able to fit a meeting into their schedule, but I still want to hear what they have to say,” Sheriff Rambosk said.

Submitting input online is easy. On the http://www.colliersheriff.org/ home page just click on the icon that says, “Be a part of our virtual meeting.” It links to a form where citizens can type in their ideas and concerns.

Input Sheriff Rambosk gathered during a similar series of meetings in 2009 identified the five priorities that make up the current Community Safety Plan: youth programming, community outreach, crime prevention, communication and traffic.

Sheriff Rambosk’s philosophy of involving the community in the strategic planning process is groundbreaking in the law enforcement profession. He believes that nobody knows a community better than the people who live there.

Below is the schedule of community meetings. One is planned in each of CCSO’s six patrol districts.

Immokalee - Tuesday, April 20, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Immokalee Parks and Recreation
321 N. 1st Street

East Naples - Wednesday, April 21, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Professional Development Center
612 3rd Ave. S.

Everglades - Thursday, April 22, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Everglades Community Church
101 S. Copeland Ave.

Golden Gate - Monday, April 26, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Vineyards Country Club
400 Vineyards Blvd.

Golden Gate Estates - Tuesday, April 27, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Corkscrew Middle School Cafeteria
1165 County Road 858

North Naples - Wednesday, April 28, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Naples Daily News
1100 Immokalee Road