Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Port LaBelle Gets Citizens On Patrol Program

PORT LABELLE, FL. -- On Monday, March 19th, the Glades County Port LaBelle C.O.P. (Citizens On Patrol) Program began, with the purpose of enhancing the quality of life and safety of the residents of the Port LaBelle Ranchettes community.

Chief Deputy Dwayne Pottorff of the Glades County Sheriff's Department spoke to the 16 community residents who attended the informational session and the presentation and demonstration of the C.O.P. patrol car to the community.

Roger Saunders, a Ranchettes resident, was instrumental in implementing this program. His efforts and organization of the volunteer residents is greatly appreciated by the residents of the community. Mr. Saunders is the citizen captain of the program. Ken Fuller (of nearby Port LaBelle Unit 102) was named second-in-command. Don Munch Jr. (the current Ranchettes POA secretary), was named secretary of the new C.O.P. program.

The inaugural patrol was made later that evening by Roger Saunders, Bill Dunbar, and Don Munch Jr.

Residents of the Port LaBelle Ranchettes, Unit 102, and the Port LaBelle Villas and Condominiums are all encouraged to be a part of this important program, to help make our community safer. Please call Roger Saunders at 863-675-6288 if interested.

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