• Contact Info
  • 2530 Maria Louise Lane Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

  • Telephone 573.339.6621
  • Email [email protected]

On behalf of the dedicated men and women of the Cape Girardeau Police Department it is my pleasure to welcome you to our presence on the web.

The men and women of the Cape Girardeau Police Department go about their daily mission of Blair_2023protecting the citizens of Cape Girardeau with pride and integrity. We humbly do so with a tremendous amount of support from you, our community.

Throughout the past year, the officers and civilian staff of your police department have worked diligently to maintain a high level of public safety in our community. We have continued to strengthen our partnerships with community organizations. Additionally, we have implemented several new programs to improve communication and trust between our department and the community we serve. 

Some notable accomplishments from this past year include: 

  • A decrease in Group A Offenses by over 10%. These are the most serious crimes reported annually to the FBI, including homicide, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and other crimes. 
  • A decrease in overall crimes by 6%. 
  • The implementation of gunshot detective software that has increased our response to gunfire and led to enhanced evidence collection and arrest rates of offenders. 
  • The establishment of a mental health co-responder unit, which will help to de-escalate and resolve incidents involving individuals in crisis.

We are proud of our work, but we are not complacent. We are constantly looking for ways to improve and better serve our community. We will continue to work with community organizations and leaders to identify and address public safety concerns, and we will continue to provide the highest level of service. 

The men and women of the Cape Girardeau Police Department are honored to serve our community and look forward to a successful 2023.

I invite you to explore the information in our Annual Report. As you do, you will see that the Cape Girardeau Police Department is a progressive law enforcement agency that is committed to providing the residents and visitors of Cape Girardeau with exceptional service. 

Wes Blair
Chief of Police