Providing injury prevention strategies, primarily in the areas of traffic safety to the citizens of Cape Girardeau County.

The Safe Communities initiative is working to expand partnerships in the community to access local injury data. Through this information areas of concern are determined and new effective strategies for injury prevention are developed. The program has two full-time Coordinators, and a part-time Coordinator (TRACTION), and a 19 member Advisory Committee.

Safe Communities coordinates multi-jurisdictional law enforcement efforts throughout Cape Girardeau County through the following agencies:

Cape Girardeau Police Department 
Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Office 
Jackson Police Department 
Southeast Missouri State University Department of Public Safety

For More Information on Safe Communities: 
Ashley Koehler, Coordinator 
Phone: 573-335-6621, Extension 1808

For More Information on TRACTION: 
Rachel Penny, Administrative Coordinator
Sharee Galnore, Coordinator
Phone: 573-335-6621, Extension 1821 or 1728