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

The Cape Girardeau Police Department is comprised of more than 125 dedicated police officers and civilians. Our Annual Report highlights many significant accomplishments achieved by these employees as they diligently worked to protect and serve the people of our community. 

2021 proved to be a challenging year for all of us. However, your Cape Girardeau Police Department has remained committed to our service to our community. I am incredibly proud to be leading a group of police officers and civilians who provide services to our citizens professionally, compassionately, and in keeping with our mission, vision, and core value. Unfortunately, the collaborative approach in policing our community with our community was made more difficult during this era of COVID-19. Still, we remain steadfast in our desire to work with the citizens of Cape Girardeau to seek solutions to improve public safety.

On a national level, policing professionals witnessed a spike in our violent crimes and homicides for 2021. However, because of our work to build relationships with our community, I can report to you that the Cape Girardeau experience is not the same. In 2021, we saw a 24% decrease in violent crime and a 13% decrease in overall crime. Additionally, gunfire and those affected by it experienced a 17% decline in gunfire calls for service and a 62% decline in the number of individuals struck by gunfire. By implementing enhanced technologies such as gunshot detection software, we expect this trend to continue downward as continue into 2022. 

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. 

Respectfully,
ChiefSignature
Wes Blair
Chief of Police