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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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Beware of scammers trying to get hands on your stimulus money

Many people are checking their accounts this week to see if money from the government is arriving, and that means the scammers may soon...
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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; April 15

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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Collier County deputies adapt to changes on the job during pandemic

Law enforcement officers on patrol work independently on the road. And the information they receive before they hit the streets is critical. But, in...
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American shares his experience during Spain’s lockdown

It's been more than a week since the safer-at-home order went into effect in Florida. As health officials brace for a surge in cases,...
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SWFL law enforcement agencies protect officers during pandemic

The world looks a lot different than it did a few weeks ago. With reports of law enforcement officers dying in other Florida counties...
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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; April 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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Charlotte County man behind bars after making online threats to kill, then buying weapons

A Port Charlotte man is behind bars after posting graphic threats online. While he didn't act on them, law enforcement isn't taking his comments...
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Coronavirus scams increase in SWFL; here’s how to protect yourself

During this difficult time, there's a warning for you as scammers are reaching out more and more, trying to get at your money. The Better...
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Collier County jails take precautions against COVID-19 to protect inmates, deputies

Jails and prisons across the U.S. are struggling to figure out how to stop the spread of the coronavirus. In the federal prison system, all...
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Robocalls among tactics scammers use during coronavirus pandemic

Scammers are trying to take advantage of your fears to get at your money. We are telling you what to look out for to prevent...

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