The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has been recognized with two prestigious awards for its innovative long-term master plan.
The agency earned an Award for Innovation by the Florida Planning and Zoning Association and an Award of Merit from the Florida chapter of the American Planning Association.
The Award for Innovation and the Award of Merit honor a project or development that is unusual or ahead of its time.
To determine the impacts of future growth, Sheriff Rambosk directed his staff to work with Metro Forecasting Models to create a unique incident predictive model to determine what changing land uses outside the urban area means for future facilities, hiring, patrol districts, and other essential resources required by the Sheriff’s Office. The Bonita Springs based consulting and forecasting firm discovered how to forecast calls for service using land use and population forecast data.
The CCSO Long-Range Master Plan demonstrates how development will influence the need for four new patrol districts, several administrative and substation facilities, and hundreds of new employees over the next 80 years. Previously the Sheriff’s Office had a long-term planning horizon of approximately 10 years into the future.
The FPZA Awards recognize outstanding land development and public/private sector planning statewide. For several decades, the awards program has been the centerpiece of the FPZA’s acknowledgement and promotion of best practices in planning throughout Florida. The APA Award of Merit recognizes outstanding planning projects in the state of Florida.