Tuesday, September 21, 2010

CCSO Lauded As Leader In Excellence

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has earned the prestigious Excellence in Industry Innovation Award from the Economic Development Council of Collier County.

The award was presented to Sheriff Kevin J. Rambosk at the EDC’s Excellence in Industry luncheon at the Naples Hilton on Tuesday.

The award recognizes innovative leadership in a product or process. CCSO was honored for its groundbreaking approach to strategic planning. While law enforcement strategic plans are traditionally created in-house, Sheriff Rambosk invited the community to provide input and help shape CCSO’s Community Safety Plan. More than 350 residents attended a series of public meetings around the county in the spring and helped shape the plan.

Together, agency members and the community set five areas of focus: youth programming, communication, traffic safety, community outreach, and crime prevention.

Sheriff Rambosk said the award shines a spotlight on the importance of community partnerships.

“When law enforcement works hand-in-hand with its citizens the result is a safer community,” Sheriff Rambosk said.

CCSO competed in the large business category for organizations with 76 or more members. Previous winners of the award include Kraft Construction, WilsonMiller and the Naples Daily News.