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21st Century Policing

The Cape Coral Police Department serves the City of Cape Coral with professionalism, respect, integrity, dedication, and excellence. We are committed to building relationships with our community to earn the trust and support of the people we serve and protect. We strive to build a safer city using community policing strategies, cutting-edge technology, and specialized training for law enforcement in the 21st Century.

Trust between law enforcement agencies and the people they protect and serve is essential in a democracy. It is key to the stability of our communities, the integrity of our criminal justice system, and the safe and effective delivery of policing services.

On December 18, 2014, President Barack Obama signed an executive order establishing the Task Force on 21st Century Policing. The president charged the task force with identifying best practices and offering recommendations on how policing practices can promote effective crime reduction while building public trust. The Task Force on 21st Century Policing recommendations, each with action items, are organized around six main topic areas or “pillars.” 

The Cape Coral Police Department is working to improve and achieve each of these pillars to attain the highest level of safety for our community.

Pillar 1 — Building Trust and Legitimacy
Pillar 2 — Policy and Oversight
Pillar 3 — Technology and Social Media
Pillar 4 — Community Policing and Crime Reduction
Pillar 5 — Officer Training and Education
Pillar 6 — Officer Safety and Wellness