PHOTO:  in this Photo, interim Chief of Police Bart Connelly and Accreditation Manager, Anella "Joy" Nyack are presented with a Certificate of Accreditation at a meeting held in Sarasota, FL on September 25, 2013.  (Photo Courtesy of Cape Coral Police Department)

PHOTO:  in this Photo, interim Chief of Police Bart Connelly and Accreditation Manager, Anella "Joy" Nyack are presented with a Certificate of Accreditation at a meeting held in Sarasota, FL on September 25, 2013.  (Photo Courtesy of Cape Coral Police Department)

Cape Coral Police Department Receives Accreditation from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation

(October 1, 2013)- The Cape Coral Police Department has been awarded its third accreditation from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA).  The Cape Coral Police Department has been accredited by CFA since 2004.  Agencies must be re-accredited by CFA every three years.

On September 25, 2013, Interim Police Chief Bart Connelly and civilian Accreditation Manager Annella "Joy" Nyack, traveled to Sarasota to appear before the CFA and be presented with the Certificate of Accreditation.

"The department received high marks across the board.  Re-accreditation by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation is recognition that the Cape Coral Police Department is committed to providing the highest level of service to our community.  We are proud of the hard work that our people do every day.  Having such a distinguished, independent body as the CFA recognize this, reaffirms that commitment and gives extra validation to the work we are doing and the results we are getting."- Det. Sergeant Dana S. Coston, Public Affairs Officer.

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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 http://www.flaccreditation.org/Benefits.html.

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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