Make way for a new Collier County Sheriff’s Office substation in Golden Gate Estates.
Sheriff Kevin Rambosk joined Collier County dignitaries in kicking off construction at a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday morning.
“We know that when we partner with the community and we embed ourselves in the community we can make this a safer community,” Sheriff Rambosk told the crowd gathered under a tent at the site of the new substation, adjacent to EMS Station 10, 14756 Immokalee Road.
Plans for the 8,960-square-foot substation were put on hold in 2005 due to the economic downturn. Since then more than 30 certified and civilian deputies have been working out of a 1,440-square foot portable office building and classroom at 1195 Oil Well Road in front of Corkscrew Middle School.
Sheriff Rambosk said the permanent substation will provide a professional atmosphere for residents to interact with law enforcement while keeping deputies safe.
Many of the deputies who work in the Estates and members of the CCSO command staff turned out for the ceremony, along with Collier County commissioners Donna Fiala; Tim Nance, who represents the Estates district; Georgia Hiller; and Penny Taylor; and a representative from Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart’s office.