What services does the Lee County Sheriff's Office offer?
The Sheriff’s Office offers a variety of programs and services such as our 12-week Citizen’s Academy, CarFit program, Active Shooter, and many other crime prevention programs. To learn more about the programs and services we offer please visit the Community Response Unit link on our website or call 239-477-1CRU.
How can I learn more about the Sheriff's Office
Register to attend our Citizen’s Academy. This is a 12-week program where citizens 18 years of age and older join us once a week to learn about all aspects of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. To register, click on the Citizens Academy link in Bureaus & Departments and download the Citizens Academy brochure and application. You may also call or email us at 239-477-1CRU or JMcgraw@SheriffLeeFL.org to request a brochure and application.
How can I keep up with what is going on around me?
To look up calls for service in your area visit Crime Mapping on the homepage of our website. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Nextdoor where we frequently post what is going on in our area, crime prevention tips, and much more. To follow us on any or all of these sites click on the appropriate icon at the top of our website. To join your neighbors on Nextdoor go to www.Nextdoor.com.
Is the Lee County Sheriff's Office on social media?
Yes, we are on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Nextdoor. Follow us by clicking on the appropriate icon located at the top of our website. To join Nextdoor go to www.nextdoor.com and join your neighbors on this site.
Does the Sheriff's Office have anyone who can speak about safety and security issues?
Yes, we have specially trained individuals, crime prevention specialists, devoted to providing information on increasing the safety and security for you, your family, your home and your business. We talk on a variety of wide-ranging topics found on the Community Response Unit link on our website. To arrange a speaker for your group contact us at 239-477-1CRU or CRU@SheriffLeeFL.org.
What does a Crime Prevention Specialist do?
A Crime Prevention Specialist is a member of the agency who has received specialized training and certification by the Florida Attorney General’s Office on a variety of crime prevention strategies such as combatting Identity Theft, conducting Security Assessments of homes, businesses, and communities, starting a Neighborhood or Business Watch, Personal Safety, and much more. Check out our Community Response Unit link to learn about the various programs and services we offer. To arrange a speaker for your group contact us at 239-477-1CRU or CRU@SheriffLeeFL.org.
How do I schedule a Crime Prevention Specialist to speak to my group?
Call our Community Response Unit at 239-477-1CRU or email us CRU@SheriffLeeFL.org.
My organization has a community event scheduled. We would like the Lee County Sheriff's Office to participate. Whom should I call?
Please contact our Community Response Unit at 239-477-1CRU or CRU@SheriffLeeFL.org.
Does the Lee County Sheriff's Office offer training on active shooter/mass casualty situations?
Yes, to schedule a training on this topic or to have a threat assessment prepared contact our Community Response Unit at 239-477-1CRU or CRU@SheriffLeeFL.org. We have programs geared specifically for businesses, communities and special events.
Does the Lee County Sheriff's Office offer any personal safety classes?
Yes, the Sheriff’s Office offers a general personal safety class for men, women and children of all ages covering a variety of safety topics such as how to protect yourself while traveling, walking to and from your car, while at home, while at work, at the bus stop, etc. In addition, we offer a S.A.F.E. Women class for girls/women 13 years of age and older where we introduce them to the concept of self-defense and talk about safety as it relates to women. For our high school girls 13 to 18 we offer our R.A.P.I.D. for Teen Girls focusing on safety issues for girls in this age group focusing on date rape, going out on their own for the first time, and other safety topics for girls in this age category. We recommend that those interested in taking R.A.P.I.D. first take the S.A.F.E. class. To learn more about these classes visit the Community Response Unit link on our website. To arrange for one of these classes contact us at 239-477-1CRU or CRU@SheriffLeeFL.org.
How do I improve the security of my home, business, or community?
Contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Community Response Unit at 239-477-1CRU or CRU@SheriffLeeFL.org to schedule a free security assessment by one of our specially trained Crime Prevention Specialists.
Does the Lee County Sheriff's Office have a Business Watch program?
Yes, we have a great program for businesses of all sizes that promote information sharing with surrounding businesses and the Lee County Sheriff's Office. To become a part of our BIZWatch program contact the Comunity Response Unit at 239-477-1CRU or CRU@SheriffLeeFL.org.
How do I find out if my neighborhood has an active Neighborhood Watch?
Call or email the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Community Response Unit at 239-477-1CRU or CRU@SheriffLeeFL.org, give us the name and location of your neighborhood and we tell you how to become a part of your Neighborhood Watch.
How do I start a Neighborhood Watch in my community?
Call or email the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Community Response Unit at 239-477-1CRU or CRU@SheriffLeeFL.org. Let us know the name of your community and your address and we will help initiate your Neighborhood Watch set up. It only takes a few neighbors caring about their community to get one started.
Do I have to 'patrol' my neighborhood if we have a Neighborhood Watch?
No! The Lee County Sheriff’s Office does not want you or members of your Neighborhood Watch to “patrol” your community. We encourage you to go about your normal day-to-day activities, but in a more observant fashion. Get to know your neighbors, watch out for one another, and if you see something - say something. Leave patrolling of any kind in your neighborhood up to Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol Deputies. For more information about Neighborhood Watch, contact our Community Response Unit at 239-477-1CRU or CRU@SheriffLeeFL.org.
How can I make sure I am as safe as possible while in my car?
Attend a free CarFit event. CarFit is an educational program offering drivers the opportunity to check how well their vehicle “fits” them. A team of trained technicians meets with each participant to ensure they “fit” their vehicle properly for maximum safety and comfort. A CarFit check takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. To find out where our next CarFit event is visit the Calendar on our website, call Community Response Unit at 239-477-1CRU, or email us at CRU@SheriffLeeFL.org.
How do I protect myself from frauds and scams?
Contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Community Response Unit section at 239-477-1CRU or CRUs@SheriffLeeFL.org to schedule a Crime Prevention Specialist to talk to your group.
How do I report a fraud or scam?
To report a suspected fraud or scam, contact our Fraud Line at 239-258-3292 or FraudLine@SheriffLeeFL.org. You may also report a fraud online through our website. Simply click above on How Do I > Report Identity Theft, Fraud, Forgery.
Does the Lee County Sheriff's Office look into scam letters, phone calls and emails?
Yes, you may contact our Fraud Line at 239-258-3292 or FraudLine@SheriffLeeFL.org to report any possible scam or fraud related communications.
I have received calls from people representing themselves as police officers asking for donations. Are they really police officers?
Deputies and members of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office do not solicit funds in their official capacity as law enforcement officers for any outside organization over the telephone. Additionally, the Sheriff’s Office does not accept or receive funds from these telemarketing organizations.
While there are many worthy groups and organizations that support law enforcement and their members, remember always ask phone solicitors to send you information about their charity. If they refuse, just hang up. Ask questions such as how they disburse collected funds, be wary of callers who insist you make a decision “right now” and ask for personal information such as your social security number or bank information. If you have any doubts or questions, call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Fraud Line at 239-258-3292. To learn more about how to protect yourself from frauds, scams, and cons contact the Community Response Unit at 239-477-1CRU or CRU@SheriffLeeFL.org.
A loved one has Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease. Does the Lee County Sheriff's Office have anything to help my loved one if they wander away?
Yes, the Lee County Sheriff's Office has partnered with the United Way ReUnite Program. To learn more click on the link in our website in the Bureaus & Departments/Public Affairs section or call
Contact: Amy Singer or Hannah Pelle
What is SYAL?
SYAL is the Sheriff’s Youth Activities League that provides fun and safe sports and activities for Lee County youth in a positive setting. To learn more go to www.leesyal.org
Does the Lee County Sheriff's Office have any programs for teen drivers?
Yes, the Lee County Sheriff's Office offers young driver’s between 15 and 19 the opportunity to participate in our Teen Driver Challenge. To learn more, visit the Bureaus & Departments/Crime Prevention/Youth/Teen Driver Challenge or call us at 239-477-1CRU
How do I nominate a child for the Do The Right Thing recognition program?
Anyone may nominate a child who has demonstrated that his or her positive actions helped in some manner. To nominate a child go to our Do The Right Thing link found under the Community Response Unit section of our website.