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Upcoming events

C.A.P.E. 2023 Training Seminar

Registration has opened for the 2023 CAPE Training Seminar.  While the final details of this years flagship event are still being worked out, this seminar will prove to be nothing less than stellar!  Click here to begin the process.  Be sure you are logged into the CAPE website with your email address when you register to get the member rate!

Don't forget to make your hotel reservations directly at:

CAPE is always looking for volunteers to assist in a variety of ways throughout the entire seminar.  If you would like to be involved or have specific talents you feel would benefit the organization, please contact this year's seminar director, Melissa Dooley, at

The State Board of Directors looks forward to seeing you all in beautiful Orange County April 3rd-7th, 2023!

Print a PDF copy of the Training Announcement Flyer here.

Tentative classes are posted on the event registration page.

CAPE adheres to all local guidelines and current restrictions in place regarding COVID-19.  To obtain a copy of the current regulations and orders issued by the Orange County Health Department, please visit their website here.

Fentanyl Dangers in Law Enforcement

As Property & Evidence professionals we have a high risk of exposure to Fentanyl, as we process and intake all the drugs that come into our facilities.

How do we mitigate this risk?

1. Work with your department to establish the proper training for packaging evidence, specifically drugs and narcotics.

2. If you don't have an evidence packaging manual, WRITE ONE and ensure it has a right of refusal clause, endorsed by your administration.

3. Ensure your facility and working area has immediate access to NARCAN.

4. If you are a solo Property & Evidence Officer, consider having another employee from your department nearby while you handle narcotics and related evidence.

Property & Evidence Questions?

Did you know the CAPE website has a forums section?  You can respond to posted topics or create your own question as well!  Get answers and give answers through on-line networking - Check out the CAPE Forums here.

(You will be required to log in to the CAPE website to access this members only area.)

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