Citizens Awareness Project (CAP)

CAP Program
The Citizens Awareness Project (CAP) is a program offered by the Coon Rapids City Attorney's Department. If you qualify and comply with CAP requirements the prosecutor will dismiss your case, you will not have an offense listed on your driving record, and you will not have to appear in Court.

The Coon Rapids CAP program is for people with a good record who commit a minor traffic or criminal offense but do not deserve to be convicted in Court. CAP strives to protect public safety by holding people accountable and by providing educational videos to deter future law violations. By completing the educational component and paying a CAP fee, people in the program earn a dismissal of the ticket that was issued. 

The decision to accept a person into the CAP program and dismiss the case is a discretionary act of the prosecutor. If the person does not qualify for the CAP program, or if they fail the program, the case will move forward in the Court system.

Requirements

The requirements typically include:
  • Payment of a CAP fee in addition to a State imposed surcharge of $75
  • Viewing educational videos

The fee covers the cost of the program and acts as a deterrent. CAP requirements can be completed on Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 10 am - 3:30 pm at the Coon Rapids City Center.

 CAP Days CAP Hours
 Monday  10 am - 3:30 pm
 Wednesday  10 am - 3:30 pm
 Friday  10 am - 3:30 pm
   
Surcharge
The Minnesota law requires CAP participants to pay a $75 surcharge for completing the CAP program for a violation of the Minnesota traffic code. The $75 surcharge is in addition to the CAP fee. The surcharge will be collected by the CAP program but will then be paid into the State general fund. 
 
CAP Eligibility

CAP is available to individuals with good records. Persons with a Commercial Driver's License do not qualify. To determine eligibility, contact a CAP Staff Member at least 3 days after you received a citation by calling 763-767-6428 or email us. There is a  CAP eligibility table (PDF) available to view different citations with their corresponding CAP fees. Please have your citation available when you call.