Cape Coral:  A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive July 10, 2019 to examine all aspects of the Cape Coral Police Departments policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. The Cape Coral Police Department must comply with approximately 110 standards to receive accredited status.  Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safety issues. 

As part of the assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team.  A copy of the standards manual is available through the Cape Coral Police Department’s Public Affairs Office.

For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Cape Coral Police Department’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please write:

CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida  32302, or email to flaccreditation@fdle.state.fl.us.

 The Accreditation Program Manager for the Cape Coral Police Department is Master Corporal Jennifer Silko and Accreditation Team Member is Master Corporal Morgan Mills. Both said the assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies.  The assessors will review written materials; interview individuals; and visit offices and other areas where compliance can be witnessed.  

Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then determine if the agency is to receive accredited status.  The Cape Coral Police Department’s accreditation is valid for three (3) years.  

“Verification by the team that the Cape Coral Police Department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain or maintain accreditation--a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence,” Chief Newlan said.

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