Cape Coral Police Conducting High Visibility Enforcement Operation This Weekend

Cape Coral Police Conducting High Visibility Enforcement Operation This Weekend

The Cape Coral Police Department will be conducting a High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) operation this weekend that will focus on detecting and apprehending impaired drivers.

The goal of the of these HVE operations is an effort to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities attributable to impaired driving.

The operation will be a citywide saturation patrol.

If you are going out and plan to drink, plan for a sober driver to take you home. Is it your turn to be the designated driver? Take that role seriously—your friends are relying on you. Remember that it is never okay to drink and drive. Even if you’ve had only one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation or a ride service to get home safely.

“Driving impaired on any substance is unacceptable,” said Lieutenant Allan Kolak; Public Affairs Office. “It is essential to plan for alternate transportation like a sober designated driver, Uber, Lyft, a taxi, etc. before you ever leave for the party. That’s why, during operations like this one, we will make zero exceptions for impaired driving. There are just no excuses,” he said.  

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CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341

Promotional Ceremony

Promotional Ceremony

Chief David Newlan promoted Michael Toleman from Officer to Sergeant and Allan Kolak from Sergeant to Lieutenant on June 12, 2019. Please help us congratulate these two newly promotional individuals!

Lieutenant Allan Kolak

Lieutenant Allan Kolak is a 23-year veteran of law enforcement, assigned to the Office of the Chief of Police. He serves as a Public Affairs Officer for the Cape Coral Police Department and oversee the Public Affairs Office and the Planning and Research Unit. 

Lieutenant Kolak has previously served as a Patrol Officer, School Resource Officer, Field Training Officer, DUI Officer, and Traffic Homicide Investigator. He has also served as a supervisor in the Patrol Bureau over district officers and Field Training Officers. Lieutenant Kolak has served in the Professional Standards Bureau supervising the Personnel Unit, Accreditation, Internal Affairs, Training Unit and in the Special Operations Bureau as a supervisor in charge of the DUI Unit, Drug Recognition Experts (DRE), Traffic Homicide Investigators, and the K-9 unit. He is an instructor for the Cape Coral Police Department in several different topic areas and holds several certifications such as Drug Recognition Expert Instructor. Lieutenant Kolak is the State of Florida Region 2 DRE Coordinator and a Force Science analyst. 

Lieutenant Kolak holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from California Coast University. He currently is a member of  MADD Southwest Florida advisory board and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Sergeant Michael Toleman

Sergeant Michael Toleman is a 13-year veteran of law enforcement that is currently assigned to the Investigative Services Bureau. Upon promotion he is being transferred to the Patrol Bureau.

Sergeant Toleman is from Adelaide, Australia but went to high school at Lehigh Senior High School and then Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida South Western. He obtained his Associates of Arts Degree from Florida South Western.

He is a member of the Cape Coral Police Department SWAT Team since 2007 and is the Sniper Team Leader since 2018.

The previous positions held by Sergeant Toleman were, Patrol Officer, Street Crimes Unit, Property Crimes Unit Detective, Vice/Investigations/Narcotics Unit Detective.

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CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341

ACCREDITATION TEAM INVITES PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT THE CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT

ACCREDITATION TEAM INVITES PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT THE CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT

Cape Coral:  A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive July 10, 2019 to examine all aspects of the Cape Coral Police Departments policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. The Cape Coral Police Department must comply with approximately 110 standards to receive accredited status.  Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safety issues. 

As part of the assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team.  A copy of the standards manual is available through the Cape Coral Police Department’s Public Affairs Office.

For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Cape Coral Police Department’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please write:

CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida  32302, or email to flaccreditation@fdle.state.fl.us.

 The Accreditation Program Manager for the Cape Coral Police Department is Master Corporal Jennifer Silko and Accreditation Team Member is Master Corporal Morgan Mills. Both said the assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies.  The assessors will review written materials; interview individuals; and visit offices and other areas where compliance can be witnessed.  

Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then determine if the agency is to receive accredited status.  The Cape Coral Police Department’s accreditation is valid for three (3) years.  

“Verification by the team that the Cape Coral Police Department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain or maintain accreditation--a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence,” Chief Newlan said.

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CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341