Celebrate Safe Communities during October and Beyond                                   

October is National Crime Prevention Month, a time set aside for residents and law enforcement to spotlight the Celebrate Safe Communities initiativeby joining together to promote community safety, citizen crime prevention programs and relationship building between neighbors, police, and the public. By working together, we can build a thriving community spirit designed to reduce the opportunity of becoming a victim of crime by practicing simple safety tips in your neighborhood, while online, where you work, or even where you play.

How can you get started? We’re glad you asked!

Did you know the Lee County Sheriff Office offers a wide variety of personal and residential crime prevention programs and services, available to you, free of charge to help equip you with real-life issues such as:

  • Identity theft – child/medical/deceased/business
  • Frauds & scams
  • Personal safety for seniors, mothers, those with limited abilities, women and children
  • Residential safety – how to become a watchful community, personalized security home surveys, properly protecting your property through environmental design
  • Theft prevention – auto/bicycle/boat/golf cart
  • Internet safety for seniors and business owners
  • Community response to an active shooter
  • House of Worship safety and security

These and many other topics can be customized by one of our highly trained, certified crime prevention specialists to meet the specific needs of your neighborhood association, community or trade organization, business or education institution.

To schedule a program, call the Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit at 258-3280 or email us at communityrelations@sheriffleefl.org. Please feel free to visit our newly launched website at www.sheriffleefl.org for more information about each topic. Generally, a minimum of two weeks’ notice is necessary to acquire a speaker or arrange for a security assessment, particularly during our high season, which is October through April.

Help Celebrate Safe Communities as we recognize October as National Crime Prevention month and reserve your speaker today!