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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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CCSO helping ease fears of loved ones getting lost with Project Lifesaver

For some families, the fear that their loved one with dementia or autism may wander off and get lost is real. The Charlotte County...
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FMPD Chief Diggs says community involvement imperative for success

Four years on the job, four years of reduced crime -- FMPD Chief Derrick Diggs likes the numbers, but believes they could be even...
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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; July 8

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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FMPD Chief Diggs talks exclusively about state of policing in SWFL, nationally

Amid the protests of police brutality toward Black people in the U.S. and calls to defund police, the chief of police at Fort Myers...
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Children are among the victims of July 4 weekend gun violence across the US

A 7-year-old girl playing with children in Chicago, an 8-year-old Atlanta girl riding with her mother and an 11-year-old boy running to get a...
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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; July 1

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 three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; June 24

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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FBI says scammers make up fake laws, commit COVID-19 fraud

FBI special agent Nymphgamey Scott in Fort Myers says scammers are trying to take advantage of others with fake shipping charges, new fees and...
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Florida AG warns of contact tracing scams

Florida residents are being urged to use caution when answering a call from someone who says they are doing COVID-19 contact tracing. State Attorney General...

Scammers utilizing current online shopping habits to steal your money; how to protect yourself

During the coronavirus lockdown, many people discovered the ease of online shopping. That meant an increase in scammers too. Scammers always find a way to...

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