CCSO Traffic Unit Launches Enforcement Campaign

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit will launch a pedestrian and bicycle safety campaign beginning this month with concentrated enforcement efforts through May 2019. In an effort to protect the safety of these most vulnerable road users, the CCSO will conduct high-visibility enforcement details beginning today Monday, Sept. 10, at the following locations: • […]

Nominations due August 1 for awards

The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce invites community members to nominate a first responder for the 2018 Distinguished Public Service Awards (DPSAs). Entering its 16th year, the Distinguished Public Service Awards recognize the outstanding contribution of an individual or team to their respective public service profession and to the well-being of Collier County. The categories […]

A Big Reason to go to the Polls on August 28

IMMOKALEE – In August, Immokalee voters will have a chance to modify the way that the fire district is funded. With only four percent of residents paying for fire protection, Fire Chief, Michael Choate had to look for other ways to fund the fire department’s budget. The funds are mainly needed to pay firefighter’s salaries. […]

25 residents displaced because of early morning fire

Immokalee Fire Control crews were on the scene of a two-story multi-family dwelling fire at 121 N 6th St at 5 a.m on Tuesday, March 27. No injuries were reported but at least 25 people were displaced because of the fire and water damage. The fire was caused by an electrical issue in the void […]

Crash claims three lives in Immokalee

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a crash on Custer Avenue in Immokalee just after 11:25 p.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018. When deputies, firefighters, and paramedics arrived they located Ra’Layah Johnson, age 3, who was transported to Naples Community Hospital where she was pronounced deceased. […]

Two airlifted after crash

Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol said that 38-year old Javier Martinez of Immokalee was driving north on State Road 29 Friday, December 1, 2017 in a silver 2013 Chevrolet Silverado when he attempted to make a left turn onto State Road 82. Martinez made a left into the path of a silver 2004 BMW […]

Wills for Heroes offers free service to first responders

Legal Aid of Collier County, in partnership with the law firm of Cohen & Grigsby, will be preparing wills and other basic estate planning documents free of charge to veterans, police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, dispatchers, and other first responders (and their spouses). This event will take place on Saturday, November 11, 2017 […]

First responders honored

The Collier County Board of Commissioners proclaimed Monday, October 24, 2017 as National First Responders Day. Collier County Commissioners specifically thanked all first responders from Collier County EMS, Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Marco Island Police Department, Naples Police Department, and the various fire districts for their hard work. Interim Deputy Chief Thomas Cunningham with Immokalee […]