(December 18, 2017) - Cape Coral Police Deputy Chief Lisa Barnes has graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Two hundred and twenty-four law enforcement officers graduated from the 269th Session of the National Academy on September 15th, consisting of men and women from 48 states, the District of Columbia, 22 international countries, 5 military organizations and 6 federal civilian organizations. Deputy Chief Barnes left Quantico on September 8th to be in Cape Coral to serve the city during Hurricane Irma. She returned to the National Academy to complete the final week and she graduated on December 15th. President Donald Trump was the principal speaker at the December 15th ceremony. 

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Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program, held at the FBI Academy, offers ten weeks of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies. On average, these officers have 21 years of law enforcement experience.

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

Deputy Chief Barnes has been with the Cape Coral Police Department since 1991 and has worked her way up through the ranks, working in all of the department's major bureaus. Deputy Chief Barnes joins Chief David Newlan as FBI National Academy alumni at the Cape Coral Police Department.

"We are so proud of Deputy Chief Barnes' accomplishments at the FBI National Academy. Her successful performance compliments her abilities as a leader and professional in this organization. This is a prestigious accomplishment for herself, the city and the department."               ~ David Newlan, Chief of Police.

For more information on the FBI National Academy, please visit the National Academy section of the FBI's website.

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