(December 4, 2018)-  With the holiday season upon us the Cape Coral Police Department wants to help protect you against “porch pirates”. These are thieves that come onto your property and take recently delivered packages or even Christmas decorations.

One very helpful way to help deter these individuals and also assist with apprehending them is through the use of surveillance cameras and the accessibility of video. The Cape Coral Police Department partnered with Ring several months ago and the benefits have been outstanding; it has been instrumental in catching package thieves, stopping burglaries, and keeping neighborhoods safe. The ‘Neighbors’ app Provides Users with Real-Time, Local Crime and Safety Information; Neighbors aims to reduce crime in neighborhoods by connecting people, security cameras, and law enforcement.

‘Neighbors’ is a tool that we want to provide citizens to connect with the Cape Coral Police Department and each other.  Neighbors allows the Cape Coral Police Department to share real-time, local safety information with our citizens. More importantly, it allows residents to share information directly with us, and each other, building a stronger, safer Cape Coral, one neighborhood at a time.

How It Works: 

  • Download the Neighbors app on iOS and Android.

  • Opt-in to join your neighborhood.

  • Customize the geographic area you want to receive notifications for (users must verify where they are located and cannot participate in other neighborhoods).

  • Receive real-time alerts from your neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team that inform of crime and safety alerts as they happen.

  • View local crime and safety posts via a live feed or interactive map.

  • Share text updates, photos and videos taken on any device, including Ring’s home security devices.

  • Work with your community to make neighborhoods safer.

For more about Ring click here or use the text-for-link code (text "capecops" to 555-888).

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