Cape Coral Police Department Announces "Community Face-to-Face" Program

Cape Coral Police Department Announces "Community Face-to-Face" Program

(June 24, 2016)-  The next time the police come knocking, it may be for a good reason!  Next week, the Cape Coral Police Department will begin its new “Community Face to Face Program.”  

Starting next week, Interim Chief Dave Newlan and a small group of officers will go door-to-door in residential neighborhoods and business areas, meeting residents, visitors, business owners, and employees in person for the purpose of building relationships between citizens and police, exchanging information, and starting conversations.  Different locations throughout the city will be visited monthly.

“Some people never have contact with a police officer unless they are having a problem.  Many others can’t make it to community meetings or police events because of work, school, or other obligations.  Community Face-to-Face allows us to talk with citizens on their turf and on their terms,” said Interim Police Chief Dave Newlan, Cape Coral Police Department.  “This is Community Policing 101.  Our officers get out of their cars and talk to people as much as they can during a shift, but this is a chance for me to hear directly from people what’s happening in our city, get feedback, and just get to know the citizens we serve."

"Community Face-to-Face" is a continuation of the Cape Coral Police Department’s Community Engagement Program which includes things like Shop With a Cop, Social Media Program, Coffee With a Cop, and Chief’s Town Hall.

The first Community Face-to-Face will be held on July 1, 2016, along the Pine Island Road corridor.

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CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341

 

ANNOUNCEMENT:  Neighborhood Watch Quarterly General Membership Meeting

ANNOUNCEMENT: Neighborhood Watch Quarterly General Membership Meeting

(June 23, 2016)-  Neighborhood Watch of Cape Coral will be holding its third quarterly meeting of the year on Tuesday, July 12th, at 7:00 PM, at the Cape Coral Police Department. 

There will be a short general business meeting and an opportunity to discuss individual neighborhood concerns with members of the Cape Coral Police Department. A representative from Lee County Domestic Animal Services will be the guest speaker.  

WHAT: Quarterly Meeting of the Neighborhood Watch of Cape Coral

WHEN: Tuesday, July 12th, at 7:00 PM

WHERE: Cape Coral Police Department, 1100 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral, FL

 

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CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341

UPDATE:  Number of Officers Involved in Cape Coral Shooting Released

UPDATE: Number of Officers Involved in Cape Coral Shooting Released

(June 20, 2016)-  Cape Coral Police want to provide an update regarding the police officers involved in the June 5, 2016, active shooter incident that claimed the lives of Jeremy C. Taylor, 54 and Sean Strickland, 26, both of Cape Coral.

Cape Coral Police confirm that four officers were involved in the high-risk traffic stop and subsequent violent encounter that resulted in the death of the shooter. None of the involved officers were injured in the confrontation with the suspect.  All four are currently on administrative duty, which is standard procedure in officer-involved shootings.

The investigation is ongoing.  Additional updates will be provided as information becomes available.

"We are happy to report that the officers are doing well and are back to work on administrative duty.  Once the criminal investigations are concluded, the Professional Standards Bureau of the Cape Coral Police Department will conduct an administrative review of the shooting.  This is standard procedure in all officer-involved shootings," Det. Sergeant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer.

Link to previous news release: UPDATE: Condition of Passengers in Suspect Vehicle from Sunday's Multiple Shooting

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CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341