Sept 9th, 2020 – Heather Turco, Active Shooter Education

Crime prevention specialist Heather Turco – active shooter education 

Crime prevention specialist Heather Turco presenting ACTIVE SHOOTER education
Crime Prevention Specialist HEATHER TURCO

Estero, FL, August 27th, 2020: ABWA Imperial River Chapter will host Heather Turco’s educational presentation about active shooter situations, Wednesday September 9th from 6:30-8:00 PM via Zoom. A former news anchor/reporter for NBC-2, Turco is now a Crime Prevention Specialist with the Lee County Sherrif’s Office Community Response Unit. This webinar is free, and donations to ABWA are gratefully received. Registration and Zoom account required; for details and registration information, see 


Heather Turco has been working with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office since December 2017. Prior to that, she worked as a news anchor/reporter for NBC2.  After 2 decades of covering, researching and reporting crime stories, she made the career move into law enforcement. She hopes to educate people on ways to stay safe, feel empowered and live a happy healthy life. Her presentation at ABWA will focus on what to do in the event of an active shooter situation. 


Sheriff Carmine Marceno launched the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Community Response Unit (C.R.U.) in 2019. Members of C.R.U. are out in the community establishing and maintaining direct community contacts to foster grass root partnerships. These partnerships help deputies identify, address, and resolve quality of life issues. Crime prevention and education comprise part of the LCSO’s multi-pronged approach to helping to keep people safe in Lee County, FL. 


ABWA Imperial River Chapter logo with 2020 National Theme

The American Business Women’s Association Imperial River Chapter was launched April 13th, 2016 specifically to serve the women of Estero and Bonita Springs, FL. At that time, other chapters existed in Southwest Florida. However, none were convenient to the business women of the area between Fort Myers and Naples. ABWA Imperial River Chapter supports the national organization’s mission: to bring together business women of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition. Our chapter raises funds to help reimburse our membership, comprised of local business women, for conferences, seminars, continuing education credits and other professional development pursuits.

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