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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.


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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Exciting announcement! Free ice cream, gulf side!! Our fleet is expanding to help you cool off! The Lee County Sheriff's Office is growing our Ice Cream Response Team to the high seas with our very own Marine Unit Lt. Chris Nyce. He's ready to drop anchor and start scooping! 🍦 The LCSO ice-cream boat “Sweet Treat” will be anchored near Knot Reel River, at the tip of Fools Island on April 31st at 11:00am. Prepare to come alongside and tie off with Lieutenant Nyce and his first mate, Sgt. Matt Ansell!RSVP to knotthereelLtNyce@sheriffleefl.org. ... See MoreSee Less
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Two additional arrests made in the Lehigh Acres shooting investigation from last week on this episode of LWLCSO. ... See MoreSee Less
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