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North end jungle gym copacetic says Police Chief Pete Cumming

North end jungle gym copacetic says Police Chief Pete Cumming

Not everyone is attracted to the so-called ‘attraction.’

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat dispatch switch ‘far from over’

Longboat dispatch switch ‘far from over’

‘I am not thrilled with giving up control to Sarasota or Manatee County and my overarching concern is to make our dispatch as good as it can possibly can be.’

April 6, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Blaring boater’s stereos roiling residents

Blaring boater’s stereos roiling residents

‘The rap is very loud and very raw. Thousands of boats, mostly on weekends, are creating a very important and serious situation.’

April 6, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Fate of police dispatch looms

Fate of police dispatch looms

The Town Commission will entertain the idea of moving all dispatch for police emergency and non-emergency calls off of the island.

April 5, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Klauber’s ‘stolen’ sculpture found smashed at Colony

Klauber’s ‘stolen’ sculpture found smashed at Colony

Evidence of multi-colored glass strewn throughout the property has been found.

August 31, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat crime down overall, burglaries, larcenies up 42.9%

Longboat crime down overall, burglaries, larcenies up 42.9%

The Police Department responded to a total of 2,977 incidents resulting in police response. That equates to a 3.3 percent decrease in calls over 2013.

August 11, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Some simple steps in crime prevention … a team effort

Some simple steps in crime prevention … a team effort

PETE CUMMING Contributing Columnist Cumming@lbknews.com As we begin a new year I would like to address some thoughts on public safety.   As the cooler weather settles in the town of Longboat Key adapts to the ebb and flow of population change with seasonal residents and valued visitors.  With this growth in the community the […]

January 22, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Resident requests police presence

Resident requests police presence

‘There is a very small group of aggressive fishermen who are making it difficult for people to enjoy their houses on the water and for people to feel safe and secure in public swimming areas.’

October 12, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat weighs 911 dispatch switch to Sarasota County

Longboat weighs 911 dispatch switch to Sarasota County

A major change in control and cost of dispatching Longboat Key’s 911 emergency services is under review.

April 9, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat officers promoted to sergeant

Longboat officers promoted to sergeant

Longboat Key Police Chief Pete Cumming appointed four officers to sergeant positions this week. Officers Chris Skinner, Robert Bourque, John Thomas, and Douglas Coffman have been promoted to patrol sergeants. The promotions are part of a new reorganization structure Chief Cumming implemented last month. Cumming has decreased the number of captain positions from five to […]

April 8, 2013 | Posted in In the news, News Shorts, z | Read More »