Fort Myers city leaders: 170 arrests since start of joint task force

Reporter: Megan Contreras Photographer: Adam Wright
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FORT MYERS, Fla.- The joint task force between the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and Fort Myers Police Department has lead to 170 arrests since September, Fort Myers city leaders announced Friday.

About 200 business and community leaders from throughout Lee County were invited to attend a breakfast to hear about the progress being made.

Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson said one goal of the task force is to crack down on repeat offenders. Law enforcement is primarily focused on crime in the Dunbar area. Fort Myers Police Chief Dennis Eads says apart from the 170 arrests, the task force has confiscated 15 illegal firearms.

“This task force is highly competent, it’s the best of the best in our region. They are professional, respectful and serious about solving problems,” said Henderson, who adds the task force has exceeded his expectations.

Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott also spoke about the efforts of the task force, saying the community is safer with the offenders behind bars.

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