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

Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department’s Gang Suppression Unit were conducting survelliance at approximatley 1:30 a.m. in the Fly Lounge parking lot at 2158 Colonial Boulevard on Thursday morning, June 14, 2018, when they noticed a suspicious person loitering in a car. Additional officers were requested to the scene and approched Henry Leonard (DOB 8/26/95) to question him. During the questioning officers observed several firearms inside of the vehicle and placed Leonard under arrest. Additional searching revealed illegal drugs on his person as well as a large amount of narcotics in the rear of the car which were seized and submitted for analysis. A criminal history inquiry showed that he has two prior felony convictions. Leonard was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a controlled substance and issued a trespass warning. He was then transported to the Lee County Jail. Successful team work by the FMPD took a criminal and dangerous weapons off the streets.

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FMPD has made contact with family of the victim in Tuesday night’s hit and run incident on Fowler Street and can now release his identity. Deceased is Gary George Knafla (Date of Birth 08/30/1945) this case is still open and police are seeking information that may lead to an arrest. If anyone has information regarding this hit and run they are ask to contact the Fort Myers Police Department at (239) 321-7700 or they can leave an anonymous tip online at www.fmpolice.com under Tip411 or by text to 847411 and include the keyword FMPD.

FMPD Investigates Fowler Street Hit & Run Fatality. On Tuesday night June 12th Fort Myers Police reported to the scene of a fatal hit and run accident of vehicles vs. a pedestrian in front of 2250 Fowler Street. Upon arrival officers discovered a deceased male in the middle of the street, FMPD is withholding the victim’s identity due to notification of next of kin. Witnesses reported seeing the man hit by two different vehicles which did not stop. One was described as a dark color truck and the second a dark colored sedan. If anyone has information regarding this hit and run they are ask to contact the Fort Myers Police Department at (239) 321-7700 or they can leave an anonymous tip online at www.fmpolice.com under Tip411 or by text to 847411 and include the keyword FMPD. Tipsters can also remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000 by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477), online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by submitting information on the P3Tips mobile app.

The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking information on the identity and/or location of a black male seen on surveillance video walking out of Kay Jewelers at 9374 Six Miles Cypress Parkway on Monday June 11 with a Diamond Solitaire Ring. The pictured individual was described as being between the ages of 23-28 years of age, approximately 160 pounds with a goatee. The male left the store without paying for the merchandise and was last seen walking south bound on Six Mile Cypress Parkway. If you have any information on the suspect, please contact the Detective David Dietz (239) 321-8017. Anonymous tips can also be left on the FMPD website at www.fmpolice.com by using Tip411. In addition tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000 by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477), online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by submitting information on the P3Tips mobile app

Check out this great Student Challenge Video about FMPD made by 18 year old Molly Chase with Cypress Lake High School.

The Fort Myers Police Department is proud to announce that Lieutenant Victor Medico graduated on Friday, June 8th from the 272nd session of the FBI National Academy held at Quantico, Virginia. Lt. Medico completed the internationally known, 10 week law enforcement and academic program as part of a 232 member class from throughout the United States and 25 international countries. “The quality of leadership and professionalism I was surrounded by for the last 10 weeks was world class,” stated Lt. Medico. “It was an honor to attend the FBI National Academy and I look forward to sharing the knowledge and experience gained,” he concluded. Training for the program is provided by the FBI Academy instructional staff, Special Agents, and other staff members holding advanced degrees, many of who are recognized internationally in their fields of expertise. “Lieutenant Medico’s successful completion of the FBI National Academy is an integral part of the FMPD’s dedication to the advancement of our officers,” said Chief Derrick Diggs. “This department’s vision is to recruit, train and develop future leaders for our command staff who are committed to the safety and security of our citizens,” he added. A total of 51,042 graduates now represent the alumni of the FBI National Academy since it began in 1935.

Swat Demo

The four day/three night Respect for Law camp is in its second day with youngsters experiencing a wide variety of law enforcement training, sports and lessons that include crime scene investigation, first aid, SWAT team tactics, team building, K-9 demonstrations and more. WINK-TV’s Melinda Lee visited today to interview and take video for a story she is producing for tonight’s newscasts at 5 and 6 pm.

Captain Jay Rodriguez of the Fort Myers Police Department answers media question regarding school resource officers at a press conference organized by the Lee County School District. Today was the first session involving many SWFL Law Enforcement agencies as the district prepares for new security measures that will be implemented in the upcoming school year.

Good Friday Morning 💪🏼

A huge thank you to Mission BBQ for providing lunch for our platoons and staff. These guys and gals worked up an appetite 😉 #MissionBBQ #FMPD

Lieutenant Doro with his Rules “speech” 😁 Good looking platoons we have here we are very excited to get started!

It’s that time!! Registration is underway for Respect for Law Camp 2018✔️ #FMPD #RespectforLawCamp

Tina Munroe and Carolyn Romano have joined the Fort Myers Police Foundation Board of Directors as a trustees. Munroe has 20 years experience in management of private country clubs in Ohio, Arizona and Indiana. She also served as regional food and beverage director for a national hotel chain, organized fundraising events for the Northwest Ohio Kidney Foundation and volunteered as a women’s counselor. Romano is the wife of the late Larry J. Romano, original founder of the Fort Myers Police Foundation. The nonprofit’s annual golf tournament held each fall is named for her husband. The Fort Myers Police Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose goal is to help build a stronger bond between the community and its local police department. All funds raised by the Police Foundation go toward purchasing life-saving equipment for the Fort Myers Police Department and the community it serves. Since its formation in 2014, the Police Foundation has raised more than $150,000 that has gone toward purchasing medical kits for patrol cars, ballistic shields, electronic ear protection for shooting ranges, a Meggitt FATS® L7 compact training simulator, a K-9 and more. For more information, visit www.fortmyerspolicefoundation.org.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cape Coral Fire Department and the Camelo family.

The Fort Myers Police are seeking to identify a white male who exposed himself to a young girl at the Wal-Mart located at 4770 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. The white male is approximately 5'9" to 5'10" wearing a blue polo shirt, khakis, a baseball cap and sneakers was observed following them throughout the store. The suspect fled from the store but photos of himself and his vehicle were captured on the security cameras. If anyone can identify the individual they are ask to please call FMPD Detective James Langton at (239) 321-8012 or remain anonymous through tip411 on the FMPD website at www.fmpolice.com

•Lock your car •Lock your house •Be part of the solution If you See suspicious activity, Say something!!

KOHL’s Shoplifter Sought by FMPD On Sunday, 05/27/2018 the KOHL’s Department store at 9357 Ben C Pratt/Six Mile Cypress Parkway in Fort Myers, contacted the Fort Myers Police Department regarding a theft observed on the store’s surveillance system. A loss prevention supervisor for the store reported watching a male subject selecting a variety of men’s shirts and then proceed to adjacent areas and select cargo pants, shorts and men’s socks. The male then went into a fitting room and came out with nothing in his hands but appeared to be bulked up and layered with merchandise on his person. Store staff checked the fitting room and found nothing inside. The subject walked out of the store, making no attempt to purchase, jumped into a smoke grey Toyota Corolla and sped off. The department store and FMPD are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and arresting the suspect for felony theft. If anyone can identify the individual they are ask to please call FMPD Detective Jose Gomez at (239) 321-8018 or remain anonymous through tip411 on the FMPD website at www.fmpolice.com or send a text to 847411 and include the keyword FMPD.

Time is running out to register for the FMPD “Respect for Law” camp to be held at Bishop Verot High School for four days and 3 nights from June 7th to the 10th. The overnight camp is open to children ages 11-14 and activities include S.W.A.T. Team and K-9 Unit demonstrations, emergency vehicle displays, law enforcement training and drills, dodge ball and agility trials. Children experience the challenges and expectations that come with being a member of the law enforcement community in a fun and exciting atmosphere. An enrollment fee of $125.00 includes food, lodging, shirts, hats, prizes and fun. Participation is limited to the first 120 campers for more information contact Officer Athena Mitchell, Youth Relations Division, at (239) 321 – 7700 or email amitchell@fmpolice.com. Registrations will be taken up to June 7, 2018.

Unlocked cars update from the Fort Myers Police Department. For the period 05/07 to 05/20 • There were 15 Motor Vehicle thefts with 8 or 53% taken with the keys left in the car. • There were 22 conveyance burglaries with 15 or 68% of the vehicles being left unlocked. Please help the FMPD cut down on crime, just lock it.

FMPD reports...The tractor trailer rollover accident at the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and Ortiz Avenue has been cleared. Traffic is now flowing freely.