Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Hodges University And Collier Identity Theft Task Force Sign Letter Of Understanding
“The challenge of identity theft and cyber security is of great concern to our community, state and nation,” said Dr. Borofsky. “By utilizing the resources of our faculty and the members of the Task Force, we will be able to work together to provide public information, education, training and other activities to help the people of our area protect themselves.”
“Identity theft is a crime that victimizes people and businesses in every community,” said Dr. Michael Reagen, co-chair of the Task Force. “Advancing programs and studies that focus on these subjects surely will benefit our community’s local efforts in the future.”
The Collier Identity Theft Task Force, supported by many local organizations and Florida AARP, has been regionally lauded and assisted by Federal and State officials during the past year. More than 1,500 Collier County residents have been informed about preventative measures to help them avoid becoming victims of identity theft.
The Task Force was created by Collier County Sheriff, Kevin Rambosk and Mike Reagen, the former president of The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, to inform Collier citizens about this crime and to suggest steps that can lessen victimization. The task force has already produced a number of successful forums and newspaper commentaries, and has more forums planned this spring.
Sponsors of the Task Force include: Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Naples Police Department, Marco Island Police Department, Naples Daily News, The Kerskie Group, Hon. Kathleen Passidomo, Florida AARP, Patrick Neale Associates, North Naples Fire Control and Rescue District, Collier Citizens Council, United Way of Collier County, IBERIA Bank, Jewish Family & Community Services of Southwest Florida, Collier for Seniors, League of Women Voters of Collier County, The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, Greater Naples Leadership, Collier County Public Schools, City of Naples ID Theft Group, Greater Naples Better Government Committee, Leadership Collier Foundation, Council of Hispanic Business Professionals, Naples Better Government Committee and Life in Naples Magazine.
ABOVE: Dr. David Borofsky, interim president of Hodges University, left, and Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk signed a letter of understanding on Wednesday that sets the framework to explore combining the efforts of Hodges University and the Collier County Identity Theft Task Force to provide identity theft prevention information to the public. Sheriff Rambosk is the co-chair of the task force and signed the document on its behalf. Photo by Joe Geoffroy/CCSO