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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 five branches of CRU are Community Outreach, Community Policing, Crime Prevention, Construction Special Investigations and Animal Cruelty Task Force.

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.

For more information please contact us at 239-477-1CRU (1278) or CRU@sheriffleefl.org.


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

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𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲... 𝐎𝐧𝐞 𝐀𝐜𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐭 𝐚 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞 🌟🤲🏼 𝘼𝙨 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙎𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙛𝙛, 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙪𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙢𝙮 𝙩𝙤𝙥 𝙥𝙧𝙞𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙚𝙨. If you're new to Lee County, it won't take long for you to see the drive behind my vision, which is to ensure #teamLCSO continues to be accessible to all members of the community. 𝚆𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚐𝚘𝚊𝚕 𝚒𝚗 𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚍, 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚒𝚍𝚎𝚊 𝚋𝚎𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚍 𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝙲𝚘𝚖𝚖𝚞𝚗𝚒𝚝𝚢 𝚁𝚎𝚜𝚙𝚘𝚗𝚜𝚎 𝚄𝚗𝚒𝚝 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚋𝚘𝚛𝚗. This unit, unique to LCSO, is comprised of both certified and civilian personnel who host community events, as well as maintain our Community Outreach Centers county-wide. It is my goal to give community members a chance to build genuine, lasting relationships with the men & women who serve them. When you come across a smiling face 'behind the gold star' while you're out and about, just know we would not be here, if it weren't for you. 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮.- 𝙎𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙛𝙛 𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙚𝙣𝙤 ... See MoreSee Less
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⭐🐢 ‘𝐓𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐲' 𝐀𝐰𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐒𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐛𝐲 𝐋𝐂𝐒𝐎 𝐃𝐞𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 🐢⭐ Bonita Springs Community Policing Deputies Wilson and Ali responded to Bonita Beach after being contacted by Turtle Time, Inc., Saving Sea Turtles 𝙧𝙚𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙖 𝙗𝙖𝙡𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙗𝙖𝙗𝙮 𝙨𝙚𝙖 𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙩𝙡𝙚𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙙𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙨.Upon arrival, our deputies learned the babies were on the beach and became disoriented when lights in the area were left on, causing them to walk away from the water, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙛𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙤 𝙖 𝙣𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙗𝙮 𝙨𝙚𝙬𝙖𝙜𝙚 𝙙𝙧𝙖𝙞𝙣. Deputies Ali and Wilson swiftly jumped into action [𝚗𝚘 𝚜𝚕𝚘𝚠 𝚙𝚘𝚔𝚎𝚜 𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎!😉] by holding the sewer drain open and using a special tool to pull each one out. 𝙁𝙞𝙛𝙩𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙗𝙖𝙗𝙮 𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙩𝙡𝙚𝙨 𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙘𝙪𝙚𝙙, cleaned, and then monitored by members of Turtle Time. Turtle Time invited Deputy Wilson and Deputy Ali back to the beach at sunset to assist with their release. 𝐖𝐞'𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐜𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐚𝐟𝐞𝐥𝐲. Here are some photos of the initial rescue and then their adventure at sunset during the release! This save is most definitely something to 𝐒𝐇𝐄𝐋𝐋-𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞! 💚👏🏼 #takingshellfieswithourfriends ... See MoreSee Less
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A brazen beating caught on surveillance ends with arrest, a traffic stop leads to a warrant being served, and an inside look at the School Threat Enforcement Team's summer operations on this episode of Live With LCSO. ... See MoreSee Less
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Recently, Goodwill of Southwest Florida had a ribbon cutting at their Pathways to Opportunity building, off Tice Street in Fort Myers. Pathways to Opportunity (PTO) is an adult day training program that offers group classes based on participant needs and interests. These classes are taught by trained professionals in conjunction with community members. The classes are held across the community, at the Goodwill Opportunity Center, and virtually as well.Grace Birch, with our Community Outreach Bureau, had the opportunity to visit briefly with John Nadeau, who currently serves as the President and CEO, as well as Florida Representative, Spencer Roach, who sits on the board.This event was a great way to spend time engaging the public! 🤩🤙🏼 ... See MoreSee Less
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𝐓𝐄𝐂𝐇𝐍𝐎𝐋𝐎𝐆𝐘 𝐇𝐄𝐋𝐏𝐒 𝐒𝐎𝐋𝐕𝐄 𝐂𝐑𝐈𝐌𝐄... 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐅𝐀𝐒𝐓 ! 💻✨#𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐦𝐋𝐂𝐒𝐎 𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐡𝐧𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧. While criminals tend to always think they're one step ahead, our diverse advanced technology systems here at LCSO, prove otherwise. I pride myself on leading the way in how technology positively impacts solving crime in the swiftest manner possible. 𝙈𝙮 𝙟𝙤𝙗 𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙣𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙙𝙤𝙣𝙚; and while technology cannot replace good old fashion police work, it provides a means for my team to utilize cutting edge techniques to continue fighting crime in the digital era. -𝐒𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐟𝐟 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐨 ... See MoreSee Less
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