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Cape Coral Police Captain Receives Award from SWFL Police Chiefs’ Association


(December 20, 2013)-  On December 19, 2013, The Southwest Florida Police Chiefs' Association held its annual holiday luncheon at the Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers.

At this annual meeting, the association traditionally presents several awards to law enforcement professionals for outstanding service to their community.  This year, the Cape Coral Police Department was fortunate enough to have one of its own honored.  Captain Lisa Barnes, who oversees the Investigative Services Bureau of the Cape Coral Police Department was presented with the 2013 President's Award.  From the SWFPCA news release:

The SWFPCA President’s Award recognizes association members who have demonstrated individual achievement, innovation, creativity, and smart work that enhances the effectiveness of the SWFPCA and furthers our stated goals. SWFPCA President Jack Cavanaugh selected Captain Lisa Barnes for this award for her outstanding dedication and leadership in heading up the 2013 Florida Police Chief Association (FPCA) Summer Conference in Bonita Springs.  Captain Barnes worked tirelessly in coordinating this event including a Host Chief’s Night Dinner, children events, and spouse events.  This training conference was rated as one of the best conferences the FPCA has held in recent time.  

“When Captain Barnes puts her mind to do something, you can rest assured it will be done!  Her excellent work on the Florida Police Chief’s Association’s Summer Conference is one of many examples in which Lisa has ‘come through’ for her team.  We are all proud of Lisa for her accomplishments and are very fortunate to have her in our organization.”- Bart Connelly, Interim Chief of Police, Cape Coral Police Department.

For more information concerning the SWFPCA, go to

Original SWFPCA news release