14750 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33912, USA
911 (Emergency)
239-477-1000 (Non Emergency)

Victim’s Advocate

LCSO Victim Advocates provide numerous services to victims of domestic violence and violent crimes. Advocates regularly assist victims in any type of crime scene and/or situations. Upon receiving all domestic violence and violent crimes reports, advocates will contact victims by phone, letter or home visits, and refer victims to various local organizations that offer grief counseling, group therapy, assistance with filing legal documents, emergency food supply, and financial assistance through the Office of the Attorney General.

Victim Advocates also provide transportation to and from court and assist victims in court procedures. For victims of stalking and domestic violence, advocates offer free 911 cell phones for their safety and security. Two LCSO advocates are bilingual in Spanish and Creole and often assist our Hispanic and Haitian victims, as well as our deputies and detectives.

Victim Advocates are available from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. ET Monday – Friday by appointment and can be reached at (239) 477-1050 or at (239) 477-1678 (Linea de Asistencia de Victimas en Espanol). You also may email the victim advocates (Tambien puede enviar un correo electronico) at victimadvocates@sheriffleefl.org

Committed to providing victim services to those in need

Get the Status of an Investigation

Victims of a crime can call the district substation of the deputy who took their report. Please have your case number available, if possible. Below are district phone numbers and a map of district boundaries.

North District (North Fort Myers substation): 239-477-1810
East District (Lehigh Acres substation): 239-477-1820
West District (SW Fort Myers substation): 239-477-1830
South District (Bonita Springs substation): 239-477-1840
Central District (Fort Myers substation): 239-477-1850
Gulf District (Pine Island substation): 239-282-5766
Gulf District (Boca Grande substation): 941-964-2400

File a Police Report

If you are a victim of a crime, you have the option of calling LCSO Dispatch to see if you can submit a police report over the phone.

The dispatcher will determine whether an Alternative Response Officer can handle your call and offer you this option if you meet certain criteria. If you would rather have a deputy come to your house, simply tell the call taker and a deputy will respond as soon as possible.

LCSO Dispatch can be reached at 239-477-1000

Report a Person Missing

Contrary to popular belief, there is no waiting period required before reporting a person missing. The moment ou are concerned about a person’s whereabouts is the time to call. You can make a missing person report any time you realize someone is missing.

Marsy’s Law 

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Medic Alert

MedicAlert + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return for individuals with Alzheimer’s or related dementias and MedicAlert Found for individuals with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) are two programs developed by MedicAlert Foundation as a partnership program called L.E.A.P. (Law Enforcement Agency Portal), in which law enforcement agencies can enroll local residents vai an online portal, into the MedicAlert national registry/database. Each person registered receives a few medic identification bracelet and free 24/7 emergency support services.

Wandering statistics for Alzheimer’s disease are stagggering, 6 in 10 adults with Alzheimer’s or related dementias will wander; they are also extremely high for individuals with ASD. Statistics show that 50% of individuals with ASD will elope.

For additional information, or to receive an enrollment form, please contact:

Brenda Gellinger, BSW
Lee County Sheriff’s Office
Senior Services Program Coordinator
239-258-3286
bgellinger@sheriffleefl.org

Additional Resources

National Dommestic Violence Hotline (Lienea Nacional de Violencia Domestica)
(800) 799-7233, www.thehotline.org.

Florida Domestic Violence Hotline (Lienea de Violencia Domestica en la Florida).
(800) 500-1119, www.fcadv.org.

Florida Abuse Hotline (Linea de Abuso en la Florida)
(800) 962-2873, www.myflfamilies.com.

Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc
(Refugio de Abuso) 24-hour Hotline
(239) 939-3112, www.actabuse.com.

Florida Council Against Domestic Violence (Consejo de la Florida contra la Violencia Domestica)
(800) 956-7273, www.fcadv.org.

Florida Council Against Sexual Violence (Consejo de la Florida contra la Violencia Sexual)
(888) 956-7273, www.fcasv.org.

Victim Compensation (Compensacion para Victimas)
(800) 226-6667, www.myfloridalegal.com.