The Villages Public Safety Department is considered top-notch by most people’s standards.
And their expertise and professionalism was on display recently when representatives from some of the different public safety departments participated in a workshop organized by the VHA.
On hand to speak with residents and answer questions were the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, Sumter County Emergency Management, Community Watch, and of course representatives from the District’s Public Safety Office.
One of the topics was SMART 911, a program through which residents can fill out a profile that will be associated with their phone number. Among other things, that profile can include the resident’s address, which would give emergency services a place to check first if for some reason a resident can’t talk and verbally tell the 911 operator where they are. [Full story at The Villages Daily Sun]
It’s a good thing we’ve got so many good guys (and gals!) on our side, because there are surely some knuckleheads running around here.
Case in point, this week a Village of Bonnybrook man was arrested for spraying two of his neighbors, as well as law enforcement officers who tried to intervene, with bug spray.
Just when you think you heard or seen it all. [Full story at Villages-News]
Making sure you are covered should a sinkhole occur is stressful enough. Deciding what to do after one does happen is another matter altogether, as some homeowners are finding out.
One resident is being told by his insurance company to fix his pool, while another resident is being told her home must be demolished and rebuilt. [Villages-News]
Ever wonder which of The Villages 648 holes of golf are the toughest? The Villages Daily Sun tells us in this great video: