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Crime Prevention Programs and Services

Tour of HQ with child petting K9 We reach out to you with crime prevention and safety programs you can become a part of and with topics we will gladly present to you or your group, free of charge.

Interested in scheduling a speaker for your group? Want to take part in a program that may prevent you or your business from being affected by crime? Like to volunteer or make a donation towards crime prevention?.

To request information or services:
Call the Crime Prevention Unit at (239) 258-3280.

A minimum of two weeks notice is usually necessary to acquire a speaker. Please note that this does not guarantee a speaker will be available.

Presentation Topics

A wide variety of presentations are offered by our Florida Crime Prevention Practitioners. These presentations vary in length and are a free service of the Lee County Sheriff's Office. These presentations provide information and tips to promote safety and help prevent crime.

It may also be possible to arrange other Lee County Sheriff's Office speakers including our representatives from various volunteer crime prevention programs, such as Crime Stoppers, V.O.I.C.E. (Volunteer Observers Impacting Community Effort), or specific areas of the Lee County Sheriff's Office like the K-9 Unit, Marine Unit, Aviation, and more.

To schedule a speaker, call the Crime Prevention Unit at (239) 258-3280, a minimum of two weeks prior to the event.

Participative Programs

We also coordinate or partner with, provide information from, and refer to many LCSO or community safety and crime prevention programs that require some participation on your part. In addition we offer volunteer and donation opportunities in several crime prevention and crime education programs. You decide based on the program or programs that can help you and on your ability to participate.

You can take an active role in improving the safety of your family, home, business and community. To join a program that helps you; to volunteer; or to make a donation to fight crime, call the Crime Prevention Unit at (239) 258-3280.

A minimum of two weeks notice is usually necessary to acquire a speaker” and that this does not guarantee a speaker will be available
Active Shooter for Businesses & OrganizationsThis program helps businesses, houses of worship and other institutions prepare for an active shooter situation.
Active Shooter for the CommunityThis program teaches community members what to do if caught in an active shooter situation.
Alcohol and Drug AwarenessLearn basic awareness of the effects of alcohol and some of the popular drugs.
Alzheimer's Wanderer's I.D. and Safety ProgramA program of the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center, Inc., this service involves registering persons who suffer memory disorders and have a tendency to wander away. The Lee County Sheriff's Office can provide you with the safety packet from the Resource Center. The list of registered citizens with special needs is shared by the Resource Center and LCSO.
Anti-BullyingThis program centers around self control and anger management, as well as tolerance and peer pressure. This presentation can be geared towards youth of any age or parents.
Auto Theft PreventionLearn about the various ways to protect your vehicle from being broken into and stolen.
Bank SafetyExplore ways to target harden your financial institution from criminal activity.
Becoming a Watchful CommunityCitizens learn how to observe and report suspicious activity in their neighborhood.
Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety ProgramLearn about the laws pertaining to bicycles and pedestrians and how to safely enjoy these pass times. This can be geared toward youth of any age and adults.
Boat SafetyBoat Safety is a program where boat and water safety and laws are discussed.
Boat Theft PreventionLearn ways to safeguard your boat from theft at home and at a marina.
Bomb SquadLearn about the training and equipment used when the Bomb Squad is called out.
Burglary Follow-Up, BusinessIf your business is burglarized, crime prevention specialists can follow-up with suggestions on how to improve safety and security of your business.
Burglary Follow-Up, ResidentialIf your home is burglarized, crime prevention specialists can follow-up with suggestions on how to improve the safety and security of your home.
Business Burglary/Robbery PreventionLearn how to target harden your business against burglaries and robberies as well as basic steps to protect your employees and customers during and after a robbery. Tips are also provided to help the sheriff's office investigation in the event a crime does occur.
Business CrimeGives an overview of crimes that target businesses.
Business ID TheftThis program offers businesses information on how identity thieves target a business, the methods they use, how mobile electronic devices are at risk, and how to protect both the business and customer's personal information from ID theft.
Business WatchTeam up with area businesses and the Lee County Sheriff's Office to learn how to report suspicious activity/persons, and receive information from the Sheriff's Office geared toward area businesses and their staff.
Business/Commercial SurveyYou may may opt to have a law enforcement professional review the basic security currently in place at your business and you will receive information on the steps you can take to improve security.
CarFitDo you have a clear view out of your vehicle's windows? Making adjustments can help you benefit from vehicle safety features by improving comfort, control and confidence behind the wheel. CarFit is an educational program that provides a quick, comprehensive review of how well you and your vehicle work together.
CASE PartnershipCommunities Against Senior Exploitation is designed to combat all forms of financial exploitation in our older adult community and beyond. It includes education, fraud line assistance, reporting assistance, and victim support.
Celebrate Safe CommunitiesCrime Prevention Done the Right Way - local people working with law enforcement to address local issues. CSC spotlights communities' crime prevention efforts, enhances public awareness of vital crime prevention and safety messages, and recruits year-around support for ongoing prevention activities that help people keep neighborhoods safe from crime and prepared for any emergency. CSC take place annually during the first week of October which is National Crime Prevention month.
Cell Dog ProgramLearn how the Lee County Sheriff's Office, Lee County Domestic Animal Services and the Gulf Coast Humane Society work together to save many dogs that are in jeopardy of being euthanized. With the help of professional trainers, inmates learn to train and care for dogs. The dogs are under the foster care of the Corrections Bureau and once they pass and are awarded the AKC Canine Good Citizen Award/Certificate, they are returned to Animal Services and the Humane Society for adoption.
CERTCERT stands for Correctional Emergency Response Team. This team consists of highly trained Corrections Deputies who respond to crisis or dangerous situations within the Corrections environment.
Check/Credit Card/Counterfeiting AwarenessLearn about current counterfeiting trends and how to protect your business from this criminal activity.
Child FingerprintingHave your children fingerprinted on a specially designed card that you can take home and fill out with your child's information. This is done by the V.O.I.C.E. members who volunteer their time for LCSO and the community (see V.O.I.C.E. program).
Child SafetyLearn about child safety in the home, at school,at the bus stop, and in the community. This program is geared towards youth of any age, parents, or caregivers. Download Neighborhood Safety Brochure (PDF). // Spanish Version Download (PDF) // Download Residential Safety Brochure (PDF) // Spanish Version Download (PDF)
Citizens AcademyIs an interactive program where for 1-day each week for 10-weeks citizen's learn all about the Lee County Sheriff's Office to include law enforcement, investigations, corrections, special operations, administration, and much more. Call 239-258-3294 for an application. Download Brochure (PDF)
Community Policing FunctionThe Lee County Sheriff's Office partners with the community in a variety of ways to creatively solve problems and educate the community on various crime prevention methods. Download Brochure (PDF) Spanish Version - Download (PDF)
Construction and Home Improvement CrimeLearn ways to protect yourself from unscrupulous and unlicensed contractors.
Convenience Store Business Security InspectionCrime Prevention Specialists will inspect your convenience store to identify weaknesses in your security and to make security improvement suggestions.
Corrections Housing, Programs and SecurityLearn about the Corrections Bureau through a PowerPoint presentation.
Crime and Older AdultsSeniors are encouraged to explore the topic of crime as it may affect the elderly. The speaker emphasizes basic crime prevention and personal safety.
Crime Prevention Public AwarenessExplore public perceptions and misconceptions regarding crime in our area with a focus on public awareness and safety.
Crime Prevention Through Environmental DesignOur Crime Prevention Specialists are certified to inspect building site plans prior to construction with an eye to identifying ways to prevent or reduce crime. We also look at sites post construction to find ways to improve safety and security as it relates to crime.
Crime StoppersCitizens are encouraged to report crime-related information to law enforcement through this program that allows you to remain annonymous and possibly collect a reward.
Do the Right ThingNot only children, but teachers, families and the community may participate in this program which encourages children grades K-12 to help the community by performing positive acts. Positive behavior by children is reinforced through recognition and rewards. Anyone may nominate a child whose positive actions are above and beyond. Download Brochure (PDF) Spanish Version - Download (PDF)
Driver Safety AwarenessLearn the rules of the road and how to be a safe driver. If you are a licensed driver between 15 and 19 you should consider registering to attend our Teen Driver Challenge. To learn more about this fun and interactive class click on the Teen Driver Challenge link found under the Community Links in the Community section of our website.
Explorer ProgramYoung people may participate in this program to learn about the Lee County Sheriff's Office and law enforcement.To learn more about our Explorer program please visit Community section in our website and click on the Explorers link.
File of LifeRecord your medical information on a form provided by Lee Memorial Health Systems so that in an emergency situation first responders will have your critical emergency information. Contact Lee Memorial Health Systems to pick up your File of Life packet.