The Cape Girardeau Police Department is concerned about your safety and well-being. Please feel free to contact the Police Department if you need assistance.

If you need emergency assistance, please call 911.

To contact the Police Department, use the following numbers:

Emergency 911
Routine Business 573-335-6621, Option 1


In the unfortunate event you become a victim of crime, please remember the following:

  • Remain calm. Get to a safe place if the situation demands it.
  • Call 911 immediately.
  • Inform the operator if you are injured and need medical attention.
  • Are there weapons involved in this incident? Does the suspect have weapons?
  • If an attacker only wants your property (i.e., purse, wallet), DO NOT RESIST. Give them the property. Your life and wellbeing is worth more than property.
  • Is the suspect still on-scene or has he left the area?
  • Make note of the suspect's physical characteristics (i.e., clothing, gender, race, build)
  • Make note of what occurred during the incident (i.e., damaged property, assault, stolen property, etc.)
  • Do not touch anything that may be of evidentiary value. The officer may want to seize that item for evidence.
  • Remain nearby for the officer's arrival.
  • Retrieve a report number for the incident from the officer.
  • You should receive an update from the officer as the investigation progresses.
  • Our Community Service Officers have complied a checklist that provides tips on increasing your safety in and around your home. It is recommended this checklist is printed and kept in a convenient location.

Important Phone Numbers:
Elderly Abuse and Neglect 1-800-392-0210
Community Counseling Center 573-334-1100


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

  • Telephone 573.339.6621
  • Email police@cityofcape.org