January 23, 2002
Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Shanley, (863) 534-6631 or
Problem Solving Conference Slated for February
With the goal of
helping neighborhoods improve the quality of life in their communities and
strengthen their relationships with local law enforcement, the first ever
Neighborhood Problem Solving Conference will be held this February.
All community members interested in improving their neighborhoods are
encouraged to register and attend the event.
In a joint effort, the Polk County Sheriff's Office and the Polk County
Board of County Commissioners Office of Neighborhood Revitalization will
present the inaugural Neighborhood Problem Solving Conference on Feb. 23,
2002. The one-day conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(approximately), at the Nora Mayo Hall, 500 3rd Street N.W., in Winter
The conference is designed to offer Polk County residents various
problem-solving strategies to help improve the quality of life in their
communities and strengthen their relationships with the law enforcement
officers who serve them. By learning to work together,
attendees will learn how to identify their community's most pressing
problems, and how to develop and implement strategies for solving those
problems. The training will be provided by the Florida Regional
Community Policing Institute and the United States Attorney's Office.
Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr., PCSO COPS deputies, Winter Haven Police
representatives, local Police Department leaders and members, and Polk
County Code Enforcement will be available for discussion with the
participants during the conference.
All interested community members are encouraged to register and attend the
event. The fee for the Neighborhood Problem Solving Conference will be $5,
which includes the instruction, lunch, a T-shirt and reference materials.
Registration forms are available below in .pdf
format for easy printing. Further information and registration forms also
may be obtained by calling the Office of Neighborhood Revitalization at
NOTE TO MEDIA: please announce this conference as soon as possible to
encourage registration and attendance. Media is encouraged to attend the
event. Interview/video/photo opportunities will be made available.
Thank you for your assistance in spreading the word on this important
Click here to download the registration form (Adobe