Shred a TON Success

Thank you Lee County residents for making our second shred event of 2018 a huge success! Volunteers with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the Pilot Club of Fort Myers and the Girl Scouts collected and destroyed more than 6,500 pounds or 3 TONS of PII (personally identifiable information) in just a few short hours! This collection, along with a shred event held in March, brings this year’s total of safely disposing of sensitive information to nearly 7 tons.

 These community shred events were a result of a strong partnership between the Pilot Club of Fort Myers and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office as a way to help combat identity theft and provide financial support to the Sheriff’s Office Project Lifesaver program. Project Lifesaver is a program designed to track and locate individuals who wander and become lost due to Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Autism through state of the art radio frequency tracking technology. To find out more about Project Lifesaver, contact the Sheriff’s Office Community Relations Unit at 258-3280.