(July 1, 2016)- A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive July 27, 2016, to examine all aspects of the Cape Coral Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Interim Chief David Newlan announced today.

The Cape Coral Police Department has to comply with approximately 84 Comparative Compliance standards in order to receive accredited status. Many of the standards are critical to life, health, and safety issues.

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

CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302, or email to

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

The CFA Assessment Team Leader is Janet Hartman from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Other team members are Sergeant Ronald Concillo from Lauderhill Police Department and Sergeant Vincent Montagud from Port St. Lucie Police Department.

Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to receive accredited status. Cape Coral Police Departments accreditation is for a period of 3 years.

“Verification by the team that 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,” Interim Chief David Newlan said.

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