Year end Report: 2015

 We are honored to present this report for your review. Any comments, questions, or concerns can be directed to the Chief of Police by visiting the police department, calling, or emailing.

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During the year of 2015, the police department:


Conducted   9 CPR Classes (73 participants)

                       3 First Aid (22 participants)

                       8 Women's Self-Defense Classes

                       1 Real Estate Self-Defense/Safety Classes

                       1 General Self-Defense/Safety Classes (Highlands Co Dept of Health)

                        254 people fingerprinted via LiveScan


Hired: Daniel Lammare (Reserve)

           Nicholas McGehee (Reserve)

           David Rhoden (Part-time)












           The second is “Highlands County's Most Outstanding.”  This page recognizes those around the communities who have outstanding character, or have done something worth recognizing. It is a way of saying Thank You for being great assets to the community.


With the addition of the 8th officer, patrol has been able to conduct more business checks, community safety checks, and better town coverage. By consistently making contact with the community members and business owners, officers have been building great relationships that become very important in overall community policing.  



Investigations: Detective Sgt. Stuart Troutman completed a comprehensive course that demands the student learn to become a fingerprint identifier. This is a valuable course for an investigator to have so they can identify the necessary characteristics of fingerprints and be able to compare prints found as evidence to those of a suspect.


Det. Sgt. Troutman also took courses in crime scene possessing and homicide and questioned death investigations.


Evidence & Property (as of December 2nd)


 Officers Training:











 As Chief of Police:


Code Enforcement End Of Year Report For 2015:

o   Cases issued:  680

o   Cases closed/in compliance:   659

o   21 open cases ( YTD compliance rate   97% )  

o   Signs pulled:    145

o   Letters mailed: 213 

o   Phone calls:       171 

o   In person:          151

o   Parking Fines Collected:   $20 

o   Donations Collected:         $65

o   Delinquent Business Tax Fees Collected:  $583

o   Sign Permit Fees Collected:    $237.25

o   Fines Paid for Code Hearing:  $650 

o   Child Passenger Safety: 199 car seats distributed by me


o   Training:       Code Enforcement Level 1, Code Enforcement level 3, Car Seat Technician Certification, CPR Instructor Training, CPS Training in Ocala, FDLE Evidence Training in Ft. Myers, Property and Evidence Training in Orlando, CPS instructor Candidate training in Auburndale, CART Training in Ft. Myers, Continuing Education Online Training for CART/CPS/FDLE/ADG, Annual LPPD training and firearms qualification, 2 days Property & Evidence training in Altamonte Springs, 17 hours of FEMA training, covered for Property & Evidence for 2 weeks


o   Community Outreach:  Assisted Park Elementary School with donations, Bicycle Safety Clinic at Memorial Elementary School, assisted One Hope United with car seats, assisted Sebring PD with car seats, Bicycle Safety Presentation at First Baptist Church Daycare, assisted Children’s Advocacy Center with Car Seats, Taught 4 CPR Classes at Holiday Inn, attended 4 Drug Free Highlands meetings, attended Keep Lake Placid Beautiful Meeting, assisted RCMA with car seat installations, attended AMSCOT Kick Off for bicycle helmet giveaway in Tampa, donated helmets to Highlands County Sheriff’s deputy, attended LCES Heroes Breakfast, assisted with Operation Medicine Cabinet, donated bicycle to Christina Walsh, donated to Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch, attended AMSCOT helmet giveaway in Sebring, Halloween Trunk or Treat event, attended PEAF meeting in LaBelle, assisted with numerous Women’s Self Defense classes, coordinated 10th Annual LPPD Bike Rodeo, covered for Crossing Guard at least 4 times, assisted with numerous 5K runs, Spoke at Rotary Club, donated 5 bicycle helmets to Leisure Lakes Homeowners Association for their bicycle giveaway, donated 20 bicycle helmets to Boys & Girls Clubs of Sebring for their bicycle giveaway, had to be present at PD on 4 occasions for NASA Moon Rocks, assisted with Christmas Parade, donated bicycle helmets to needy family in Avon Park