Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Leaders Learning About Law

Greater Naples Leadership members learned about the Collier County Sheriff’s Office and other Collier County government agencies as part of the nonprofit organization’s annual Law Day event March 16.

The event began at the Collier County Emergency Services Center in East Naples.

Sheriff Kevin J. Rambosk and City of Naples Police Chief Tom Weschler discussed immigration, crime and operational interaction within Collier County. Cmdr. Beth Jones of CCSO’s Youth Relations Bureau, Collier County Circuit Judge Lauren Brodie and Guardian Ad Litem representative Don Campbell discussed prevention and intervention approaches to the juvenile justice system.

The group got an up-close look at the CCSO Communications Center with Cmdr. Bill Rule and dispatcher Julie Becker, while Emergency Services Director Dan Summers led them on a tour of the Emergency Services Center.

After a quick lunch, the group boarded a bus and headed to the Professional Development Center in Naples to learn more about CCSO operations. Sgt. Fletch Fuller of the Training Bureau accompanied the group on the bus to discuss the various ways deputies train to better serve the residents and visitors of Collier County.

The GNL visitors also watched a K9 demonstration. They also heard presentations on prescription drug safety from Lt. Harold Minch, the realities of life as a patrol officer from Cpl. Efrain Hernandez and investigating Internet crimes committed against children with Cpl. Scott Rapisarda and Computer Crimes Investigator Jeffrey Johnson.

Photos by Kristi Lester/CCSO(4)