Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Police Foundation to Name Officer of the Year

The Marco Island Police Foundation (MIPF) hosts its first “Lunch with the Chief” of the year on Tuesday, February 12th at 11:30 AM at the Hideaway Beach Club on Marco Island.

MIPF will award its annual “Officer of the Year” to a worthy member of the Marco Island Police Department (MIPD). Criminologist Vernon Geberth will be the keynote speaker.

“We are proud of the work that is done by our great police force here on Marco Island and always welcome the opportunity to recognize one of our officers who has gone above and beyond,” said MIPF President John DeRosa.

Luncheon speaker, Vernon Geberth, is a decorated, retired Lieutenant-Commander of the New York City Police Department with over 46 years of law enforcement experience, and is a noted author and speaker on homicide investigations. He will be talking about the O. J. Simpson case.

“Vernon Geberth is on the of best known homicide experts in the country,” added DeRosa. “His insights on the O. J. Simpson case will be incredibly fascinating.”

Those wishing to attend can call Joe Granda (239-389-2823) or Curt Koon (239-389-4511) for tickets. The cost is $25 per person.

MIPF is a charitable organization that works closely with the MIPD to maintain community safety, honors police officers through special recognition programs, and assists officers and their children with continuing education and other challenges.


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