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Victim & Witness Assistance

The Cape Coral Police Department, in its effort to correct the injustices that have been perpetrated against crime victims, has a well-established Victim Assistance Program. This is a 24 hour on-call service, which assures a Victim Advocate is available to respond on scene to serious crimes, to offer crisis intervention, emotional support and assistance to a victim. An Advocate may also contact victims/witnesses of crimes following the initial response by officers, and provide them with follow-up information, assistance, referral and reassurance that someone cares. Whether on-scene or during follow-up, a Victim Advocate may be able to decrease the victims’/witnesses’ feelings of isolation and abandonment, as well as educate victims/witnesses about their rights and ultimately to help the victim deal with the aftermath of the crime. An Advocate can help a victim understand how the judicial system works, assist a victim in obtaining information pertaining to their case and access benefits under the State of Florida Victim Compensation Program.  

For more information, click the links below to download a copy of our Victims' Rights Brochure:
If you need to contact the Cape Coral Police Department Victim Assistance Program, call (239) 574-0656.

Domestic Violence Camera Program

The Cape Coral Police Department is launching a partnership program which allows the strategic deployment of video doorbells in order to better protect and assist local victims of domestic violence. The Domestic Violence Camera Program will assist the Cape Coral Police Department in continuing to meet the service needs of a growing community with a value-driven, client focused style of policing that improves the quality of life of domestic violence victims. 

The Cape Coral Police Department’s Victim Advocates are leading the Domestic Violence Camera Program. The Victim Advocates are issuing 100 devices donated by Ring as part of a pilot initiative along with additional community outreach and support from a local non-profit organization, Abuse Counseling and Treatment (ACT).  The Cape Coral Police Department, Abuse Counseling and Treatment and Ring have come together in support of this program with a shared goal of reducing instances of domestic violence and providing peace of mind to survivors in the Cape Coral community.

To deter domestic violence offenders from violating a protection order or committing additional offenses, the Cape Coral Police Department will provide a home security device (Ring Doorbell Camera) to qualifying domestic violence victims. In offering this free service, the Cape Coral Police Department aims to foster a sense of safety and security to victims who may be fearful of their perpetrator returning to their residence. Additionally, victims who have obtained a permanent injunction for protection against the offender may be able to capture video evidence from their donated device to be used in the apprehension and/or prosecution of their offender. 

The Cape Coral Police Department does not have access to users’ devices, video, or data.
The requirements to be accepted into the Domestic Violence Camera Program are as follows:
  • The victim must have an active, final injunction for protection against their offender and can provide proof of the active injunction.
  • The victim must reside within the city of Cape Coral and my current address must be on file. 
  • The victim is responsible for installation of the Ring™ device. Upon receiving the equipment, the device will be installed within one (1) month. (the Cape Coral Police Department does not install the doorbell)
  • The permanent injunction for protection must remain in place.