On Wednesday, June 24, 2015 the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) awarded the Fort Myers Police Department with its first state re-accreditation. The recognition follows an international re-accreditation award that was earned through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in July of 2014.
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 accredited through CALEA, the Department only had to comply with 84 additional standards specific to Florida.
“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.
Lieutenant Victor Medico
Public Information Officer
Fort Myers Police Department
2210 Widman Way
Fort Myers, Florida 33901