Community policing and safe communities

Corporal Todd Sanner with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office helps Hector Ramirez, Jr try on one of the bomb squad’s helmets. (Submitted photo/Travis Anderson)

Corporal Todd Sanner with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office helps Hector Ramirez, Jr try on one of the bomb squad’s helmets. (Submitted photo/Travis Anderson)

Organizations from across Collier County came together to promote community safety in Immokalee.

Adults and children alike were treated to hotdogs, chips, popcorn and even snow cones as they enjoyed the opportunity to meet with some of the people that work work hard every day to ensure Immokalee remains a safe community.

Deputies with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office brought out the crime prevention trailer as well as one of their helicopters, off-road vehicles, motorcycles, and their bomb squad robot. As usual, the rock wall was also a great hit as kids lined up for their chance at making it to the top.

Dispatchers with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office passed out 911 goodies for the kids and gave tours of the mobile communications trailer. Communications Manager Nick McFadden said that “it was great to see such a large turnout.”

Firefighters with the Immokalee Fire Control District were on hand to pass out coloring books and firefighter helmets to the kids. The Florida Division of Forestry brought with them the famous Smokey Bear to greet everyone who attended.

Representatives from the Shelter for Abused Women and Children, Collier County Public Utilities, Golisano Children’s Hospital, and Collier County Code Enforcement were also on hand to meet with local residents and provide information about the services they offer.

Travis can be reached at ibnews@newszap.com

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