February 6, 2002
Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Shanley, (863) 534-6631 or
To Focus On Neighborhood Problem Solving
are strongly encouraged to register now for the first ever Neighborhood
Problem Solving Conference slated for Feb. 23, 2002! The goal of the
conference is to help neighborhoods improve the quality of life in their
communities and strengthen their relationships with local law enforcement.
Conference topics will focus on problem solving for communities:
Building Bridges: Community Policing for Citizens, presented by Corporal
Kyle Cocker, Instructor, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Regional
Community Policing Institute.
Overview of Project Safe Neighborhood - Halt the Violence, presented by
Donna Schulz, LECC Manager, US Attorney General Middle District Office.
The Terror Within - Local Community Roles in Homeland Security, presented
by Dan Bate, Instructor, Regional Community Policing Institute.
Reach Your Goals through Code Compliance, presented by Jeff Kronschnable,
Instructor, Regional Community Policing Institute.
A brief presentation on Crime Stoppers also will be featured. 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.
The one-day conference is a joint effort by the Polk County Sheriff's
Office and the Polk County Board of County Commissioners Office of
Neighborhood Revitalization. The conference will be held from 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m. (approximately), at the Nora Mayo Hall, 500 3rd Street N.W., in
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. All
interested community members are encouraged to register and attend the
event. The fee is $5, which includes the instruction, lunch, a T-shirt and
reference materials. Registration forms are available on the PCSO
web site at "polksheriff.org." Further information and registration forms
also may be obtained by calling the Office of Neighborhood Revitalization