How well do you know your neighbors? Do you want to be a part of a Crime Prevention initiative that encourages local people working together with local law enforcement to address local issues? If you answered yes, then you are invited to get involved and participate in “Celebrate Safe Communities”, a month-long national recognition program in October, aimed at fostering the bond of trust and cooperation between citizens and the police.
“Preventing crime requires each individual citizen to do their part,” says Sheriff Mike Scott. ‘I encourage Lee County residents to host block parties or special events such as an anti-drug march or neighborhood clean-up, and gather with members of their neighborhood to discuss ways to keep their community safe from crime and prepared for any emergency. Celebrate Safe Communities promotes unity and helps to give citizens and law enforcement a sense of pride in knowing together, we are doing our part to make Lee County a better place to live, work, and play.”
You are invited to be a part of the community events listed below, or if you would like to hold a Celebrate Safe Communities event in your neighborhood call the Sheriff’s Office Community Relations Unit at 258-3280 to find out how. This year’s themes are “Protecting Your Personal Property”, “Staying Safe in a High-Tech World”, “School Safety and Security”, and “Safety in the Golden Years”.
2013 CSC Scheduled Events
October 4: 6 p.m., Charleston Park Community Pavilion, 2541 Charleston Park Drive, Alva
October 8: 6 p.m., Page Park, 507 Center St., Fort Myers
Remember, crime prevention pays off by building stronger communities in which crime cannot survive!