Cape Coral Police Department

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Cape Coral, FL 33990


Cape Coral Police Captain Graduates from Prestigious FBI National Academy

(April 11, 2013)- Cape Coral Police Captain David Newlan has graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

The FBI National Academy is a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders that serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad and to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge, and cooperation worldwide.

Leaders and managers of state and local police, sheriffs' departments, military police organizations, and federal law enforcement agencies attend the Academy. Participation is by invitation only, though a nomination process. Participants are drawn from every state in the union, from U.S. territories, and from over 150 international partner nations.

For 10 classroom-hour weeks, four times a year, classes of some 250 officers take undergraduate and/or graduate college courses at our Quantico, Virginia, campus in the following areas: law, behavioral science, forensic science, understanding terrorism/terrorist mindsets, leadership development, communication, and health/fitness. Officers participate in a wide range of leadership and specialized training, and they share ideas, techniques, and experiences with each other, creating lifelong partnerships that span state and national lines.

Captain Newlan will bring this experience and the knowledge gained back to the Cape Coral Police Department to continue the tradition of leadership at the agency.

Captain Newlan has been with the Cape Coral Police Department since 1991 and has worked his way up through the ranks; working in Patrol, Investigations and Personnel/Training. Captain Newlan has been a supervisor in Patrol, commanded the Professional Standards Bureau and is currently in charge of the Investigative Services Bureau.

Captain Newlan joins Deputy Chief Bart Connelly as FBI National Academy alumni at the Cape Coral Police Department.

"We are quite proud of Captain Newlan's accomplishments at the FBI National Academy.  His performance is a credit to his innate leadership abilities and professionalism.  We would be remiss if we did not acknowledge the long-term dividends the community and police department will reap from his performance"-Jay Murphy, Chief of Police.

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