Sheriff Kevin Rambosk
FOR THE LAST SIX YEARS, KEVIN RAMBOSK HAS PROTECTED AND SERVED THE RESIDENTS OF COLLIER COUNTY AS SHERIFF.
Although he didn’t know he would someday be the top law enforcement officer of a beautiful community in Southwest Florida, he says, “When I was a boy growing up in New Jersey, I adopted a philosophy of ‘service to others before self,’ and I knew I wanted a career in public safety.”
Arriving in Southwest Florida in 1978, he was promoted through the ranks of the Naples Police Department and eventually appointed to the position of Naples City Manager. His retirement in 2003 didn’t last long as six years later he was elected Sheriff.
One of his favorite parts of the job is working with people, both those in the sheriff’s office and those in the community. He explains, “I believe that nobody knows a community’s needs better than the people who live there, and working together is a key to keeping crime low. I’m proud to say that Collier County is the safest metropolitan county in all of Florida, according to numbers that are submitted to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.”
Rambosk says those numbers for the first six months of 2015 showed a 7.8 percent drop in crime in unincorporated Collier County and Everglades City compared to the same period last year.
Anyone who has ever held a high profile, high-pressure job understands the need to unplug and the sheriff does this by restoring muscle cars. He’s also an amateurradio enthusiast and communicates over the airwaves with like-minded folks when he can.
His two sons are grown, and a Maltese named Chloe has since moved in with Rambosk and his wife. He says, “I believe that all of us lead busy lives, and that finding a balance is critical. I make sure to set aside time for my family. I believe it’s something we all need to do.”