At today’s M&P Town Council meeting, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department will make a presentation and answer council questions about public safety and the possibility of adding a Nuissance Abatement Board, according to the town council agenda. We are carrying the meeting live on our Facebook page.
It’s also expected that the Sheriff’s Department will make a presentation regarding enhanced services at that meeting. Translation: More boots on the sand.
The Sheriff’s Department will make a pitch for two Sheriff’s deputies dedicated to the beach 100%, at a cost of about $107,00 per year per deputy. That would be in addition to the coverage already provided by Lee County. The deputies would be the same two all the time so they could get to know the community.
The Sheriff’s department will pitch their idea as a pilot program that could be canceled at any time.
We will be broadcasting the council meeting live on our Facebook page HERE.