• Contact Info
  • 2530 Maria Louise Lane Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

  • Telephone 573.339.6621
  • Email police@cityofcape.org
On behalf of the dedicated men and women of the Cape Girardeau Police Department it is my pleasure to welcome you to our presence on the web.
Chief
The men and women of the Cape Girardeau Police Department go about their daily mission of protecting the citizens of Cape Girardeau with pride and integrity. We humbly do so with a tremendous amount of support from you, our community.

Once again, I am happy to announce that crime numbers in the City of Cape Girardeau have dropped over the course of 2018. We witnessed a 3.9% decrease in Part I crimes and a 4.9% decrease in Part II crimes. Furthermore, we have experienced an overall decrease in crime of 15.3% when compared to the past 5 year average. These numbers are indeed encouraging, but it only pushes us to work harder to achieve the same, if not better, results in 2019.

In addition to the reduction in crime, we had some other significant achievements. In 2018, we moved into our new police facility, with increased efficiency and functionality. Additionally, we deployed body cameras to all patrol officers on the street. Just in their short time of usage, we've experienced an enhancement to evidence collection as our officers investigate incidents with the use of these cameras. This past year, we were fortunate to partner with Cape Transit Authority and the graduate students from Southeast Missouri State University to develop a "rolling crime watch" that we call Watch on Wheels (WOW). Through this program, we've trained drivers how to spot suspicious activities and report them directly to our Communications Unit.  We also rolled out a Crime Free Multi-Housing program to assist our community's landlords in making their properties more secure from crime. These programs are just two examples of the innovative ways in which your department is looking at enhancing the safety of the community.

With 2018 in the past, we are looking forward to more achievements and crime reductions in 2019. Thank you for the tremendous amount of support you have shown to the police department. We continue our dedication to serve this great community with pride.

Respectfully,
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Wes Blair
Chief of Police