Fort Myers Police Department

  • Agency: Fort Myers Police Department
  • Address: 2210 Widman Way, Fort Myers, 33901 FL
  • Chief: Douglas Baker (Chief of Police)
Phone: 239-321-7700
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Fort Myers Police Department is located at 2210 Widman Way, Fort Myers, 33901 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Douglas Baker. The Fort Myers Police Department phone number is 239-321-7700.

Fort Myers Police Department News

Thank you to everyone who attended out Halloween "Coffee with a Cop" at the Forum Starbucks on 10/31/17. Members of the Fort Myers Fire Dept. joined FMPD to talk to citizens and enjoy a cup of coffee. Look for our next event on 11/8 at Moe’s Southwest Grill next door from 1-3PM; “Cops and Queso.”

Join us for "COP’s and Queso." Free chips and queso while supplies last at MOE's Southwest Grill on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Come and have a chance to enjoy a snack and an open discussion with members of the Fort Myers Police Department. Bring your questions, thoughts concerns and appetite between 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM to the Moe's at 3405 Forum Boulevard in Fort Myers. (Just past I-75 on Colonial.)

Fort Myers Christian School hosted FMPD Officer Padgham and his K-9 partner Lord as part of the school’s “No Fear Week” teaching students that police officers are there to help and support you. He also explained his partnership with Lord and how much the police department appreciates the support of local citizens

FMPD shared some tears, memories, cake and best wishes today as we bid "happy retirement" to Lt. Rebecca Prince. Thank you for 19+ years of service to the citizens of Fort Myers. You will be missed!

Join FMPD and Starbucks on October 31st for "Coffee with a Cop." Conversation, coffee, questions and answers.

Awards for fort Myers Police Department’s officers of the month were presented at the October 13th Citistat meeting by Chief Derrick Diggs. Officer of the Month was shared by Officer David Gaide (Pictured with Chief Diggs) and Officer Trevor Roberts; Mission BBQ Officers of the month was shared by Officer Emelia Santos (Pictured with Michelle Palladino – Mission BBQ and Chief Diggs) and Officer Yvetta Dominique; Civilian of the month is CSI technician Marissa Poppell (Pictured with Chief Diggs.) Congratulations and thank you for a job well done!

Representatives of the Fort Myers Police Department attended the NAACP banquet on Saturday, October 14th held at the Dr. Carrie D. Robinson Center on Edison Avenue in Fort Myers. Pictured are (L to R) Dr. Hilton Ivey, Officer Yvetta Dominique, Lt. Walter Mitchell, Chief Derrick Diggs, Lt. Willie Tellis and Capt. William Newhouse.

(Corrected spelling of Officer Umanzor's name) The Fort Myers Police Department conducted a swearing in ceremony in the City Council chambers recently for the two newest members of the force. Officers Jennifer Umanzor & Brett Rice were sworn in by City Clerk Mary Hagemann with Chief Derrick Diggs and other members of the command staff in attendance. Chief Diggs welcomed the recruits to the force, congratulated them on graduating from the academy and encouraged them to serve our community “to the best of your ability and stay true to the oath you have taken today.” Individuals interested in a career with the Fort Myers Police Department can find a listing of civilian and sworn positions on the city website at www.cityftmyers.com under Human Resources.

Don’t miss the 10th annual Fort Myers Police Department’s Cops and Joggers 5K, this Saturday starting at 5PM in Centennial Park with a free Family Fun Night. The warm up to the race will include police vehicles on display, face painting, bounce houses, inflatable slides, food vendors, music and more! Then at 7:45PM walkers, runners and joggers will run along the Caloosahatchee with streets illuminated by flashing blue and red lights and led by a motorcycle escort. Runners and walkers can register on-line at www.ftmyerstrackclub.com or the day of the race starting at 6:30PM in Centennial Park. For more information call Lt. Jeff Bernice at 239-321-7698. The Cops & Joggers 5K is officially sanctioned by the Fort Myers Track Club and presented by the Fort Myers Police Department. All proceeds will benefit the Fort Myers Police Department Fallen Officer Memorial Foundation and the Brotherhood Ride.

This vehicle is a 1975 Beechcraft, which served as the Department’s first mobile command post. · It was purchased in 1975 with a federal grant and cost $8000. · It was known as the Mobile District Station #ThrowbackThursday

The Fort Myers Police Department donated 6 new bicycles to the local chapter of “Pick up the Ball” on Saturday, October 7 at the Dunbar High School Gym. Officer Nick Ursitti represented the FMPD presenting the bikes to Ted Sottong, Executive Director, before the start of afternoon pickup basketball games. Pick up the Ball, Incorporated goes to the courts where young adults play to connect them with mentors, teach them life skills, and inspire them to own the transformation of their communities. “These bikes will get used for everything from getting to school, to getting to work, looking for a job, and getting out of the house to go play basketball. Many of our members can’t afford cars yet, so these bikes will give them some much needed independence,” said Sottong

The City of Fort Myers Police Department, Fire Department, and Recreation Department are excited to offer a FREE family fun night in Centennial Park, October 13, 2017 starting at 5PM. Police and Fire vehicles will be on display and at dusk we will be showing the movie LEGO BATMAN. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, come out and meet some of your hometown hero's!! Refreshments will be available for $1.00

FMPD says "thank you" to Ted Myers and Chuck Colley of Publix who surprised us with a specially designed cake as a symbol of their appreciation for the assistance our offcers gave to them both during and after Hurricane Irma.

FMPD joins in SWFL Crime Stoppers Post: "Information is still needed in the August 6 murder of Theodore Bell, who was shot on South St. in Fort Myers." If you know anything contact Crimestopers 1-800-780-TIPS (8477) or the Fort Myers Police Department (239) 321-7700.

The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking runners, walkers and joggers for the 10th Cops & Joggers 5K Run and Family Fun Night on Saturday October 14th in Centennial Park. The family event starts at 5 p.m. with activities, law enforcement displays, food vendors, a children’s play area with bounce house, slides and more. The night time race starts at 7:45 p.m. with streets illuminated by patrol vehicles flashing blue and red lights and led by a motorcycle escort. The course starts and ends at Centennial Park and runs along the Caloosahatchee River and over the Edison Bridge. Runners and walkers can register in person, by mail or on-line at www.ftmyerstrackclub.com with entry fees ranging from $15 for youths under 17 and $25 for adults who register by October 12, 2017. The Cops & Joggers 5K is officially sanctioned by the Fort Myers Track Club and presented by the Fort Myers Police Department. All proceeds will benefit the Fort Myers Police Department Fallen Officer Memorial Foundation and the Brotherhood Ride. For more information call Lt. Jeff Bernice at 239-321-7698.

Just a little shout out and Thank You! photo credit unknown (thankyou)

Juanitas Kitchen (La cocina de Juanitas) paid a surprise visit to the Sunday officers on duty with a donation of 50 authentic taco meals to the FMPD. Officer David Conticelli acfcepted the gift and reports that “she is a small local small business that has personal home damage yet refused to accept payment from us” Thank you for your support!

Officer Edward Cutie of the Fort Myers Police Department is originally from Key West and was a member of the Key West Police Department. After finally getting in touch with old colleagues and friends in the Keys and learning first hand of the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma, an idea hit him last night to collect a truck load of supplies and get them to first responders in Key West. He immediately sent out an email to his fellow members of the FMPD with this message. “I know this is last minute but I will be heading down to Key West tomorrow to take KWPD Officers supplies. My friend said what they really need are like garbage bags, tarps, plastic bins etc. He said they have not received any help with these, leaving their homes or what's left of them and their personal belongings exposed. He added, “Basic essentials like shirts, socks, baby wipes, etc. My friend said that if I was able to get them energy drinks they would love it as they don't have access to anything and are exhausted.” Twelve hours later the plan shift from Officer Cutie’s personal pick-up truck to a 24 foot U-Haul being filled with cases of water, diapers, hygiene products, chain saws, cleaning products, storage bins, clothing and much, much more. FMPD officers worked along with National Guardsmen in a bucket brigade line tossing boxes of MRE’s (meals ready to eat) and other supplies onto the truck while others hauled loaded hand trucks up the ramp of the ramp of the moving van. By 1PM the truck was packed with donated items and products purchased with funds donated by officers, merchants and friends. The truck is now on its way to our fellow Law Enforcement Officers who took the brunt of Hurricane Irma. Special thanks go to Home Depot Punta Gorda & The Forum, Walmart - Colonial, Race Trac-US 41/Edison, Lowes on Dynasty, BJ’s Mgr. Barry Sillie, Race Trac – MLK/Ortiz, Pepsi, private citizens and FMPD.

Community. Teamwork.

Curfew for the City of Fort Myers has been lifted.

The Fort Myers Police Department welcomes the arrival of the Army National Guard unit B Co, 2-124th INF, 53rd IBCT. These citizen soldiers have arrived ready to assist the FMPD with traffic control, public safety, security and recovery from the effects of Hurricane Irma. 89 members of the Guard unit arrived this afternoon and immediately started coordinating assignments with FMPD command officers. The unit is one of several who will be assisting law enforcement and governmental agencies throughout Southwest Florida.

The City of Fort Myers has announced that all Fort Myers City Government offices will be closed on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Essential personnel including hurricane recovery teams will be deployed, however City offices and customer facilities will be closed. Residents with questions about City services can reach the City call center at 239-321-8100. Residents are asked to reserve use of 9-1-1 for life safety emergencies only. General information about the Hurricane emergency, shelters, and recovery efforts can call the 2-1-1 Help Line by dialing 2-1-1 or 239-433-3900. The 2-1-1 Help Line is operational from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. The City will continue to prepare for local recovery from Hurricane Irma and issue more updates.