Rich Kolko

Professional Experience

Hired in 2019 as the Safety and Security Specialist at WINK News. FBI Special Agent 1996-2017 serving in Atlanta, New York, FBI HQ and Quantico, VA. Served in the Navy, both on active duty and the reserve, retiring as a Commander in 2011.

News Philosophy

Work to help the citizens of SWFL keep their family, home, cyber, and finances safe and secure.

Hobbies & Interests

Flying, fishing & luge.

Education

Masters in Homeland Security from American Military University, Bachelors in Communications from the University of Miami.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The people, along with the weather, and no DC traffic!

Hometown

Poughkeepsie, NY.

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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature some of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; June 16

This weekly WINK News segment features fugitives from justice right here in Southwest Florida. This is your chance to help out the community and give...
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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature some of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; June 9

This weekly WINK News segment features fugitives from justice right here in Southwest Florida. This is your chance to help out the community and give...
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Criminals trying to steal from families who lost a loved one to COVID-19

Families who've already lost a loved one to COVID-19 are being hit hard again. Now, crooks are trying to steal from those families. This scam...
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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature some of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; June 2

This weekly WINK News segment features fugitives from justice right here in Southwest Florida. This is your chance to help out the community and give...
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Alexa devices will soon connect to your neighbors’ Wi-Fi

Amazon Alexa devices will soon connect to all available Wi-Fi access points in your neighborhood to create a “shared network.” That means any Echo or...
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Beware letters in mail telling you to pay for deed to your home

There is a letter going around in the mail that is telling people to send money to get a copy of the deed to...
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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature some of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; May 26

This weekly WINK News segment features fugitives from justice right here in Southwest Florida. This is your chance to help out the community and give...
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Scammers’ new approach to get you: US Customs and Border Protection

Scammers are changing their approach to get your information and your money by impersonating U.S. Customs and Border Protection. It can be scary: The caller...
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The growing need for cybersecurity professionals

Most of us cannot live without our cell phones or some sort of computer. And all of this daily technology use is creating a...
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US Customs and Border Protection confronts security threats, protects SWFL’s air and sea borders

An elite crime-fighting unit works from both the air and the water. Last week, they were able to move in and arrest a fugitive...

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