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Fort Myers Police Department receives advanced accreditation

Posted: 11:35 AM, Mar 23, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-23 11:35:34-04
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FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Fort Myers Police Department announced it had received the Advanced Law Enforcement Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement.

Advanced Law Enforcement Accreditation is available for agencies having enough human and fiscal resources to exceed basic service delivery consistently.

Advanced accreditation provides agencies additional means to verify accountability to those expecting and relying upon the highest level of public safety services.

Chief Diggs, upon taking command of the Department in 2016, voluntarily withdrew from the accreditation process, realizing policies and procedures were lacking in many areas.

CALEA continues to monitor accredited agencies and conducts a full review every three years.