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Public Safety Committee conducting public safety survey

Committee will give recommendations to Fort Myers Beach Council

By Nathan Mayberg - Editor | Apr 26, 2021

The Town of Fort Myers Beach is distributing a link to an online survey asking residents, workers and visitors to Fort Myers Beach for their thoughts on public safety.

The survey was formed by the Public Safety Committee, whose members are appointed by the Town of Fort Myers Beach Council. The committee intends to make a presentation to the council with recommendations based in part on the results of the survey.

Fort Myers Beach Communications Coordinator Jennifer Dexter stated in a press release that “the survey is designed to determine the community’s level of need and interest in the possible development of a community policing/neighborhood program. Topics that the survey addresses include pedestrians, homelessness, bike traffic lanes, law enforcement response, street lighting, and neighborhood.”

The survey features a number of in-depth questions about the desire to establish a community policing unit with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office on the island, which would require the town to pay for additional services. The survey also asks whether community watch groups are needed.

The survey asks respondents to rank their safety priorities, feelings about crosswalks, turtle protective lighting, and whether residents feel unsafe.

The deadline to take the survey is May 28. The survey can be found at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LN3XT6F