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LCSO offers ways to Celebrate Safe Communities during October

October 4, 2017
Special to THE CITIZEN ( , Lehigh Acres Citizen

October is National Crime Prevention Month, a time set aside for residents and law enforcement to spotlight the Celebrate Safe Communities initiative by 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.

Did you know the Lee County Sheriff Office offers a wide variety of personal and residential crime prevention programs and services free of charge to help equip you with real-life issues? Some examples include:

- Identity theft child/medical/deceased/business

- Frauds and 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 LCSO Crime Prevention Unit at 239-258-3280 or email

For more information, visit

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.

Source: Lee County Sheriff's Office



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