On Thursday, June 28, 2012 the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) awarded the Fort Myers Police Department with its first state accreditation. The recognition follows an international accreditation award that was earned through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in July of 2011.

 Accreditation is a coveted award that symbolizes professional excellence within the law enforcement community. It insures that proper policies and procedures are in place and that all facets of police operations are maintained within acceptable legal and professional limits. Earlier this year, a team of assessors from the CFA examined the Fort Myers Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. Since the Police Department is already nationally accredited through the CALEA, the Department only had to comply with 84 additional standards specific toFlorida.

 “I am very proud of the men and women of the Fort Myers Police Department who work hard each day to serve this City. Both the CFA and the CALEA accreditations are proof of our commitment to providing a superior service to our community,” said Chief Doug Baker. The CFA accreditation is valid for three years, at which time FMPD will apply for a review and re-accreditation

 Shelly Flynn
Public Information Officer