Law Day was held on March 16, 2011 at the Emergency Operations Center (“EOC”) during the morning, and at the Sheriff’s Professional Development Center (“PDC”) in the afternoon. The objective of the day was to provide Class XV with an understanding of the structure and workings of the legal and law enforcement systems in Collier County and the City of Naples.  Additionally, it provided the Class with information concerning the nature and extent of crime in the county.

The morning speakers included:

  • Judge Lauren L. Brodie, 20th Judicial Circuit Court, spoke about juvenile justice.
  • Donald Campbell, Guardian Ad Litem, spoke about Juvenile crime issues.
  • Commander Beth Jones, Delinquency, Prevention and Enforcement Bureau, spoke about juvenile crime issues.
  • Sheriff Kevin Rambosk spoke about immigration crime issues.
  • Chief Tom Weschler, Naples, FL, spoke about operational interaction with Collier County Sheriff’s Organization.

A tour of the EOC followed.

After lunch the Class convened at the Professional Development Center (PDC) where they heard speakers from the Collier County Sheriff’s organization:

  • Sgt. Fletch Fuller rode on the bus and introduced the Class to the PDC.
  • Lt. Harold Minch, Vice & Narcotics Bureau, talked about drug abuse in the County.
  • Corporal Efrain Hernandez, Public Affairs Bureau, spoke about what it takes to be a law enforcement officer.
  • Cpl. Scott Rapisarda, Major Crimes Bureau/Exploitation Unit, spoke about child porn and internet crime involving minors.

An exciting K-9 demo took place outside the building.

It was a very interesting and enlightening day for all.

Photo of Collier Circuit Judge Lauren Brodie by Van Williams.

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