Cape Coral Police Department

Public Affairs Office

1100 Cultural Park Blvd

Cape Coral, FL 33990


Public Advisory: Notification of Training Exercise

(April 17, 2013)- There will be a large-scale multi-agency training exercise this Friday, April 19th at the former Kmart store located at the Coralwood Mall, 2301 Del Prado Blvd. The training exercise will begin at 9:30am and run through 6pm.

Agencies that are scheduled to participate in the exercise are:

* Cape Coral Fire Department

* Cape Coral Police Department

* Lee County Sheriff's Office

* Fort Myers Fire Department


* Florida National Guard 48th Civil Support Team

There will be several large trucks (Mobile Command Vehicles) in the parking lot for the drill as well as members of the SWAT Team and HAZMAT Team. Members of the general public need not be alarmed as this is only a training exercise.

This training exercise was organized and scheduled weeks before the events in Boston on Monday. However the terrorist attack in Boston underscores the need for public safety agencies at all levels (local, state and federal) to be prepared for such events. Cooperative training exercises, such as the one scheduled for Friday, are a proactive measure to ensure that residents of Cape Coral have well-trained and prepared first responders.