Friday, June 24, 2011

NDN Editorial Praises Sheriff's Support Of FHP

Editorial: Sheriff Rambosk ... Public safety will not be compromised by the closing of FHP Naples office on Alligator Alley

Friday, June 24, 2011

Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk gets it.

He gets that the job still has to get done, even though the Naples office for the Florida Highway Patrol near Alligator Alley is closing due to statewide budget cuts.

Rambosk says he will make sure that troopers assigned to the Naples area have what space they need for paperwork, rest room breaks or even a place to change clothes.

That gives substance to FHP leaders’ promises that public safety will not be compromised as the closest substation moves north to Fort Myers by Page Field.

The FHP as well as Rambosk understand that everyone wins when local troopers stay close to their assigned area. That means faster response times when needed.

As Rambosk puts it, "We’ll make it work; we’ll do whatever we can."

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