Professional Standards

The Professional Standards Bureau (PSB) is intended to help you, the community and the police as well. The PSB is dedicated to creating a safe police environment and providing a responsive police service through an innovative problem solving partnership with the community. The PSB focuses on quality control and customer service. Citizen involvement is vital to managing any public agency and police service is evaluated through commendations, suggestions and complaints. Complaints are investigated thoroughly and impartially by the PSB. It acts as the investigative component for the police chief and responds to community concerns of police misconduct or discourtesy, and ensures that an important link remains intact between your police department and you.

Areas of Responsibility
The Professional Standards Bureau is comprised of Internal Affairs, Accreditation and the Training Unit. The PSB utilizes all 3 areas of responsibility to better serve the community. The PSB is supervised by Captain Dennis Eads. A top priority of the PSB is making sure the department has met specific professional standards deemed appropriate through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). FMPD was awarded its 1st CALEA Accreditation in 2011. The purpose of CALEA is to improve the delivery of public safety services primarily by maintaining a body of standards developed by public safety practitioners covering a wide range of up-to-date safety initiatives. an accreditation process, and recognizing professional excellence.

Recognition
The men and women of the Fort Myers Police Department strive everyday to not only protect and serve the residents of the City of Fort Myers but to make it a better place to live. It is our policy to recognize employees of exemplary performance of their duties. There are 3 award categories:
  • Community sponsored awards
  • Departmental awards
  • Letters of recognition
You can compliment an employee by calling the PSB or by writing a letter. A letter is preferred so it can be placed in the employee's personnel file.