PHOTO:  Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation.  (Photo Courtesy of Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation)

PHOTO:  Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation.  (Photo Courtesy of Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation)

Commission on Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation

Completes On-Site Review of Cape Coral Police Department

(August 1, 2013)- On Wednesday July 31st a three member team from the Commission on Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) completed an on-site assessment of the Cape Coral Police Department.

The CFA Panel reviewed the department’s policies and procedures, toured and scrutinized the facility as well as interviewed department staff about the day to day operations of the agency.

The CFA Panel will be submitting its report to the full Commission for the fall meeting in November. While it is not official until the Commission votes at that meeting, the Cape Coral Police Department has been made aware that they can anticipate a highly favorable report and recommendation for reaccreditation.

"Each of you needs to take a moment to congratulate yourselves. This process is not about written policies and logistics. It is about embracing the intent and ‘walking the talk’. To a person the three member assessment team complimented you on your professionalism, breadth of knowledge and your commitment to the residents we serve. I want you to know how much I appreciate your efforts in providing a world class level of service to the community"-Cape Coral Police Chief Jay Murphy.

The Cape Coral Police Department has been accredited by CFA since 2004. This will be the agency’s third re-accreditation having been successfully re-accredited in 2007 and 2010. Agencies must be re-accredited by CFA every three years. For more on the benefit to the community of having an accredited Police Department, visit

The Cape Coral Police Department is also internationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). CCPD became CALEA accredited in 1989.

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