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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 three branches of CRU are Crime Prevention, Community Policing, and Construction Special Investigations.

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.

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

Sheriff’s Initiatives


Commander Cote is the current commander over the Public Affairs Bureau. 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. Commander 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. 

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Deputies are assisting with a traffic crash at mile marker 136 on i75. The southbound lane is closed for an unknown amount of time. Motorists, please use an alternate route. We will provide updates as they become available. ... See MoreSee Less
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Tonight, Sheriff Carmine Marceno attended the Gulf Coast Town Center Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony 🎄✨Sheriff Marceno was honored to be chosen to help kick off the holiday festivities by not only speaking to the great residents of Lee County, but also saying the countdown for the official lighting of the tree! The destruction Hurricane Ian left behind will never be forgotten. We are working hard to build back stronger than ever. We are incredibly grateful for events that allow us to come together and spread holiday cheer regardless of these unprecedented times. We hope everyone had an incredible time. Let the holiday season begin! ... See MoreSee Less
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✨ SPOTLIGHT SATURDAY✨ SERGEANT DAVID DRUMWhile most of us have plenty to be grateful for this Thanksgiving Weekend, LCSO Sgt. David Drum’s list cites both personal and professional examples of gratitude.Sgt. Drum, a 24-year agency veteran, his wife and three children lead a faith-centered life including involvement with Cape Christian Church in Cape Coral. Drum is the church’s Men’s Director and next month will complete a Master’s Degree in Ministerial Leadership and Biblical Studies.“The day itself, while it’s important, Thanksgiving is an attitude we try to have year-round,” Drum explained. “For my family it’s not just about a day in November, but we try to be generous with our money, time, and talent throughout the year.”He leads Tuesday night men’s Bible study at the church and shares responsibility for other events on the annual calendar with church pastors.And because Sgt. Drum works out of the Gulf District, he’s also grateful for what he’s seen on Pine Island in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Neighbors checking in on each other, those with surplus gasoline sharing it with others to fuel their generators, one resident making his Starlink device and connection available to anyone needing cell phone service or the Internet, and just a general sense of community in the wake of such a devastating storm.“Post-hurricane, there was always a sense of gratitude even among those that lost so much that somebody had it worse,” Drum said. “To just be alive coming out of it, many people were grateful. “I think from my own perspective, what was frustrating was an inability to communicate with people because cell service was down or we could not get to their homes. These are the people with whom I have formed relationships from being on Pine Island every day. So the ability to communicate, I guess, is something we took for granted and we’re grateful it’s been restored.”“So many people are still displaced and at times it can seem like things will never return to normal,” Sgt. Drum said. “But I think the people of Pine Island are the right mix of resilient and determined that over time it will build back. What I’ve seen, and what all of us are grateful for, is way more of people helping each other post-hurricane. It’s something to keep in mind this Thanksgiving.” ... See MoreSee Less
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West district deputies responded to Wal-Mart on San Carlos Blvd regarding a 3-foot alligator in the parking lot. Deputies wrangled the alligator safely and turned him over to a trapper. The alligator attempted to make a break for it, but was no match for west district deputies! ... See MoreSee Less
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