(March 12, 2019)-  Officer Ashley N. Handley was sponsored through the 139 LEO Academy in July 2015 at the SWFPSA. She was sworn in as a police officer for the City of Cape Coral in January 2016 and worked on the night shift on patrol for three years. Officer Handley is currently a School Resource Officer for Diplomat Elementary where she oversees almost 1,000 students and over 100 staff members.

As an SRO, it’s their duty to keep the students and staff safe as well as educating everyone about safety. Officer Handley also teaches about the environment and exotic animals as they tend to be found on campus.  

Prior to being a Law Enforcement Officer, Officer Handley was a Crime Scene Investigator for the City of Punta Gorda.

She has a Bachelor’s Degree FGCU with the studies of Criminal Justice and Journalism.



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