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Community Response Unit (CRU)

Our Community Response Unit (CRU) was created to solve problems that arise in the community. CRU focuses on establishing and maintaining direct community contacts to foster grass root partnerships to address and resolve quality of life issues.

The four branches of CRU are Crime Prevention, Community Policing, Construction Special Investigations and Special Enforcement Teams.

Crime Prevention focuses on educating and training our community through programs, partnerships and initiatives. Community Policing establishes community safety teams at providing service and support through interaction and effective communication with homeowners’ associations. Lastly, our Special Enforcement Teams support patrol districts and high crime areas. SET assists with career criminals and identifying person of interests and dealing head on with the issues that face our community.The three branches of CRU are Crime Prevention, Community Policing, and Special Enforcement Teams.


Sheriff Carmine Marceno created the Community Response Unit as part of his initiative to enhance community engagement throughout Lee County. 

Sheriff’s Initiatives


Captain Cote is the current commander over the Communtiy Response Unit.
He started his career in 1995 at the Lawrence Police Department in Massachusetts. In 1998, he came to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office where he spent three years on patrol in our East District. Captain Cote was quickly promoted to detective and spent the majority of his career working in investigations units throughout the agency. He worked cases in the then-Career Criminal Unit, Highway Interdiction, Special Victims Unit, Civil Unit, and most recently, in Internal Affairs as the Captain. 

LCSO Social Media

Be sure to follow us on our social media platforms to get the latest updates.

#UPDATE: On October 21, 2021, a comparison of dental records confirmed that the human remains found at the T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve and Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park are those of Brian Laundrie. @FBITampa

.@SheriffLeeFL will be having a Halloween event with trick or treating & it will benefit animal rescue organizations.

The event will be this Thursday, Oct. 21 from 4-7 p.m. at LCSO Community Outreach Center.

More information here: https://fortmyers.floridaweekly.com/articles/halloween-fun-will-benefit-area-agencies/

PIO is in Estero where an officer involved shooting took place. Our deputy is okay. Sheriff Carmine Marceno is on scene and will make a statement. Media staging will be at the entrance of Courtyards at Estero Apartment Homes located at 10445 Corkscrew Commons Drive in Estero.

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DEPUTY MARGENA NUÑEZ: END OF WATCH OCTOBER 22, 2006.Gone but never forgotten. ... See MoreSee Less
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#BREAKING The Lee County Sheriff’s Office was proud to serve alongside these agencies in the search for #brianlaundrie. ... See MoreSee Less
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This morning, Sheriff Carmine Marceno addressed the media alongside North Port Police Department Chief Todd Garrison outside of the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park. Sheriff Marceno discussed the mutual aid provided during the #BrianLaundrie investigation. Assets from our Electronic Surveillance Unit, Agriculture Unit, and Forensics Unit have spent dozens of hours in North Port over the last month assisting both NPPD and the FBI. This includes our state-of-the-art Dragonfish drone and Matrice 300, our swamp buggy, and the Faro 3D scanner.Chief Garrison said all of these assets have been invaluable in both the search phase and now the preservation phase. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is proud to offer support to our partner agency and will continue to assist as this investigation continues. ... See MoreSee Less
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TODAY! | LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE "GHOULS' NIGHT OUT" HALLOWEEN EVENT. JOIN US FOR A FUN AFTERNOON OF TRICK-OR-TREATING!Bring the kids...bring the pets...join us on October 21, 2021, from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm as local businesses and agencies distribute candy to the trick-or-treaters!The event will be held behind the Lee County Sheriff's Office Cape Coral Community Outreach Center located at 4522 Del Prado Boulevard South.The Lee County Sheriff's Office Animal Cruelty Task Force will be on hand with Deputy Chance and Sergeant Hope. Gulf Coast Humane Society will be bringing adoptable dogs in costume...the Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) will be guests. along with Mutty Paws Rescue.Admission is FREE. In lieu of admission, our local shelters/rescues are in need of supplies. Please bring towels (used or new), sheets, cleaning supplies (paper towels, Dawn dishwashing liquid, disinfectant wipes, etc.), cat litter, dog and/or cat food, large black trash bags, “Kong” dog toys, “Nylabone” dog toys and cat toys. ... See MoreSee Less
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