Two New Leaders at the Lehigh Acres Sheriff’s Office Substation
There are two new leaders at the Bravo Station of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. Capt. John Haberman is the new local substation commander and Lt. Tim Short is the second in command. The two new officers have been in Lehigh for only a few weeks now and are making the rounds to the different businesses and organizations.
One of those ways the community can help the new captain and lieutenant is to be aware of what is going around you and be the eyes and ears to aid the Sheriff’s Office.
According to Haberman, “No call is unimportant to us.”.
Lehigh Acres is one of the largest districts that the Lee County Sheriff’s Office covers from Hendry County to the outskirts of Lehigh. Many homes are built in remote areas and security is important.
Haberman officially became the commander at the Lehigh Acres Bravo Substation on Nov. 12, coming from the Watch Commander’s Division. Coming with him from the same division is Lt. Tim Short. The prior commander in Lehigh Acres, Capt. Ron Curtis, was transferred to the Watch Commander’s Division.
The new commander doesn’t see any big changes to be made in Lehigh Acres, but he can’t stress enough, he said, to enlist the people in the community to help them.
The LCSO has 60 slots for policing in Lehigh Acres and the officers are assigned different shifts, pointing to the importance of community policing with the aid of citizens and businesses.Haberman also mentioned another person, well-known to many in Lehigh Acres. She is Andrea Adams, who was responsible a few years ago with the Weed and Seed movement, who’s funding was ended by the government.
Haberman Also said that Andrea is permanently assigned to the Lehigh substation. She is very good in helping us get grants that may help in fighting crime here. She is very good at problem solving.
Haberman also noted that Lehigh Acres crimes consist mainly of burglaries, juvenile problems and residential burglaries. He and his department always know the “hot spots” where crimes are more prominent. They tag such spots on a large map and the information is also reported to officials in headquarters.