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CCPD implements COVID-19 procedures

By Staff | Mar 17, 2020

The Cape Coral Police Department is modifying operations in an effort to limit exposure to our personnel and to prevent the spread of COVID-19 for the next 30 days.

“The Cape Coral Police Department will always immediately respond to emergency calls for service. However, given the current circumstances, we will be handling many non-emergency calls over the telephone,” the department said Tuesday.

Some examples of calls that can be handled over the telephone include:

Identity theft, fraudulent use of a credit card

Past occurred theft

Criminal mischief

Lost property

Property damage

Past occurred neighborhood dispute

To make a report over the phone, you can call (239)574-3223 or (239)574-0666.

In addition, the following temporary measures are also being taken:

* The CCPD is suspending fingerprinting for the public.

* The CCPD is suspending all public demonstrations such as K-9 and SWAT.

* The Citizen’s Academy scheduled to start in April will be postponed.

* Tours of the Cape Coral Police Station are suspended.

* The Ride-Along program is suspended.

“Please be aware that call takers will be screening calls and asking callers If you they are exhibiting flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, coughing, etc.) to ensure the safety of our responding Officers,” the release states.

“We would like to thank everyone for their understanding and cooperation during this time. These precautions are temporary and all programs will resume when circumstances allow.”

Source: CCPD