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Lee Sheriff’s mapping initiative provides critical information for emergency responses

Hoping to save precious time as emergencies unfold, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office is mapping in detail Lee County school buildings and Lee Health medical facilities. “(This) provides real-time, high-resolution maps of emergency scenes to our deputies and other first responders,” Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said at a media briefing Thursday. “This technology dramatically […]

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Lee County Sheriff’s Office intelligence center uses technology to fight crime

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Sheriff Carmine Marceno said his office is using the Real Time Intelligence Center to “fight crime with data intelligence.” “We take the data and intelligence received in this comms center and we strategically deploy resources in the area that works for us and is most effective,” Marceno said. The highly trained […]

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Deputies arrest 3 in North Fort Myers neighborhood on drug charges

Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno credits a citizen tip and good policing for leading to three arrests of men accused of dealing drugs in a North Fort Myers neighborhood. The department’s Community Response Unit received a tip this month indicating the residents at 4587 Tennyson Drive in North Fort Myers were selling illegal narcotics. The unit began […]

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Lee County program fights against hoax threats in schools

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- “We will investigate every threat” echoed the campaign motto, ‘fake threat, real consequence’, which was launched in January 2019. The plan was put in place by the Lee County School District and local law enforcement to deter students from making hoax threats. This could result in a student being arrested for a […]

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Deputy Chance’s suspected abuser has been arrested, dog’s mouth was taped shut

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said they have arrested the teen they believe taped a dog’s mouth shut closed in Lehigh Acres in February. Deputies found the dog foaming at the mouth, bloody, malnourished, with red electrical tape taped around his mouth. The dog eventually recovered and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office appointed him a […]

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