This page contains the guiding policies and procedures for the Cape Coral Police Department as set forth in Departmental General Order, and City Administrative Regulations in accordance with all applicable laws.
Although we will make every effort to include current and accurate information on our web site, the potential exists that an error may occur.
Therefore, neither the City of Cape Coral nor any agency, officer, or employee of the City of Cape Coral warrants the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information at this web site and shall not be liable for any losses caused by reliance on such information.
Again, portions of the information on the site may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity who relies on information obtained from this web site does so at his or her own risk.
Thank you for your understanding.
External Links Policy:
The Official Site of the Cape Coral Police Department, provides links to many websites that are not controlled, maintained, or regulated by the City. These links are provided for reference and convenience only.
The Cape Coral Police Department does not control other websites and is not responsible for their content. Furthermore, the Cape Coral Police Department is not responsible for the quality, accuracy or completeness of any off-site materials referenced by or linked through the Department's website.
Use of information from those websites by the user is voluntary.
While the Cape Coral Police Department's primary service is to its citizens, property owners and businesses, it is also evident that many of the website users are visitors and companies exploring business and home ownership opportunities here. The Department further recognizes that economic development in Cape Coral necessitates the need to link to outside agencies that gather data in this arena.
While the Cape Coral Police Department website will not link to commercial sites, the website may provide external links to any of the following:
Other government agencies, social service organizations, special purposes districts, hospitals, transportation hubs, or educational, entertainment, cultural and sports institutions (public and private).
Economic development partners such as local chambers of commerce, visitor’s and convention bureau, building and realtor associations.
It is the policy of the Cape Coral Police Department to allow external links to websites that provide information relevant to the purpose of the Cape Coral Police Department website.
The Cape Coral Police Department specifically reserves the right to refuse or delete any link inconsistent with this policy.
The Cape Coral Police Department's website is not intended to function as a public forum.
The Cape Coral Police Department will not link to any website that exhibits nudity, profane or obscene language, hate, bias or discrimination.
The Cape Coral Police Department website will not link to candidate sites or sites advocating a position on City or other ballot issues.
The Cape Coral Police Department website will not link to individual, personal home pages or weblogs.
The Cape Coral Police Department, in its sole discretion, shall determine how many links are appropriate and what links best promote the Department's objectives for its website. The Department also may terminate a link at any time if it determines a link does not adequately promote the Department's website objectives. Furthermore, the Cape Coral Police Department reserves the right to deny or remove any link that contains misleading information or unsubstantiated claims, or is determined to be in conflict with the Cape Coral Police Department website mission or policies.
Privacy and Security Policy:
Effective July 01, 2006, under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead contact this office by phone or in writing. The City of Cape Coral is committed to preserving your privacy and security while viewing our Web site. We do not capture personal information without visitors' permission. The only time we ask for personal information is when you are asked to register for various “E-Services” such as paying for Utility Bills, renewing Business Licenses, or entering Requests for Service or Complaints, for example. We ask only for the minimum amount of information required to communicate with you or to process transactions. When paying for services, for example, you will be required to provide credit card information. Your online payment transactions are supported by industry standard SSL based encryption. When requesting service, we provide you the opportunity to receive feedback by providing us with email addresses and/or telephone numbers. Where feasible, we also provide the ability to enter data anonymously, for example when registering complaints. In this case, however, we will not be able to communicate responses directly to you via email or phone.
When browsing our site, the software automatically sets up “cookie” on your machine. However, our applications have been programmed not to store any information in these cookies and we do not collect any information from these cookies. None of our online services store cookies on your machine.
Sending Us Personal Information and Disclosure of Information:
If you choose to provide us with personal information -- as in an email to City staff, or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it to us through our web site -- we use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested. We treat emails the same way we treat letters sent to the City offices. We are required to maintain many documents for historical purposes, but we do not collect personal information for any purpose other than to respond to you. However, information we receive may be considered public information which is subject to disclosure under Florida law. Except for information disclosure required by Florida law, we only share the information you give us with another government agency, if your inquiry relates to that agency. Moreover, we do not create individual profiles with the information you provide, or provide such information to any private organizations. We do not collect information for commercial marketing.
Online Payments and Related Transactions:
Ensuring that your online experience is secure is a high priority. Your information security is of the utmost importance, and we have devoted a great deal of effort to ensure that your personal information is safeguarded.Your online payment transactions are supported by industry-standard data encryption available through your browser called SSL encryption. These services are designed to ensure the privacy of your credit card information, name, address, email and other information you provide to us.
Civil Rights Statement:
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Justice policy, this organization is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, contact or write Office for Civil Rights, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20531 or call 202-307-0690 (Voice) or 202-307-2027 (TDD/TYY). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may also contact OCR through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 (TTY), 877-877-8982 (Speech), or 800-845-6136 (Spanish). Or contact the Department of Legal Affairs, PL-01 The Capitol, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399, or call 850-414-3300.
Statement on Bias-based Profiling:
It is the policy of the Cape Coral Police Department that officers will patrol in a pro-active manner, aggressively investigate suspicious persons and circumstances, and actively enforce motor vehicle laws, while insisting persons only be stopped or detained when at a minimum, reasonable suspicion exists.
In the absence of a specific report; race, ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, religion, economic status, age, cultural group, or any other identifiable group, will not be a factor in determining the existence of probable cause for arrest, or reasonable suspicion for a stop or detention.
A person’s race, ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, religion, economic status, age, cultural group, or any combination of these will not be the sole factor in determining probable cause for an arrest or reasonable suspicion for a stop or detention unless it is based on specific credible information containing a physical description.