(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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