City Commission meeting tonight. City leaders will be discussing the county landfill, recycling, debris removal, noise ordinance, capital improvements, medical marijuana, water treatment, bullet proof vest and more. You can see all the details on the agendas at https://cityofnorthport.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx Discussions start at 4pm at City Hall.
Practicing proficiency for when lives are on the line. This past weekend NPPD's Special Response Team represented the agency in the 15th Annual Southwest Florida Region VI SWAT Challenge, hosted by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office. Our operators competed at a very high level. They showed dedication, determination and professionalism. They competed in five events consisting of running, negotiating obstacles, working as a team and shooting stations. The Team placed 5th overall, and earned the fastest Obstacle course time of 2:58. A team we hope we never have to use but ready to serve when called.
Don't forget that National Night Out is right around the corner. 6-8:30pm Tuesday October 3rd, right outside City Hall. Among the sights, sounds, and displays will be The Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff's Office Air 1, and Bayflite helicopters. The helicopters will be at the event for an up close view to see the law enforcement and life saving tools they each provide all of us. The event is free!
UPDATE: All lanes of travel on I75 are open. Any questions pertaining to the crash should be directed to FHP.
EARLIER: Units are currently assisting FHP with a rollover crash, with entrapment on I75 at mile marker 181 in the northbound lanes. Traffic is being diverted on Toledo Blade Blvd. Updates will be forthcoming.