The Cape Coral Civic Association will host the newly appointed Police Chief Bart Connelly and members of his staff as guest speakers at its Jan. 28 public meeting.
This is an opportunity for the people of Cape Coral to meet and interact with some of the people tasked to keep Cape Coral safe.
In addition to the chief, acting Deputy Chief David Newlan, and Patrol Captain Kurt Graf will be available to answer questions presented by the public in attendance.
After the retirement of Chief Jay Murphy last year, Connelly took on the position of interim police chief, until given the permanent position earlier this month. Civic congratulates him, and wants to show support and give an open forum for discussion with the public.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Cape Coral Yacht Club Ballroom on Driftwood Parkway.
"Come, join us in our first meeting of the new year, enjoy the company and at the same time expand your education with those that serve on the Cape Coral Police Department," organizers said.
Refreshments will be served, and a chance to meet one-on-one with the speakers will be available. Bring a question and a friend and come join us. Parking is free and the public is invited.
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For more information call Ed Prince, president, at (239)-677-1173. Or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chief Bart Connelly
Chief Bart Connelly is the eighth law enforcement professional to hold the title of Chief of Police at the Cape Coral Police Department. Chief Connelly holds an Associate of Science in Criminal Justice from Edison College, a Bachelor of Liberal Studies from Barry University, and a Master of Science in Public Administration from Central Michigan University. He is a graduate of the 240th session of the FBI National Academy, the 10th session of the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute Senior Leadership Program, and the 35th session of the Police Executive Research Forum Senior Management Institute for Police. He serves on the Florida Police Chiefs Association Training Committee and is a Certified Assessor/Team Leader for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
Acting Deputy Chief David Newlan
Acting Deputy Chief David Newlan was in the Professional Standards Bureau where he was responsible for Personnel and Training, Internal Affairs, and Payroll. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration from Barry University, and a Master's degree with a major in Human Resources Development and Administration from Barry University. He is a graduate of the 252nd session of the FBI National Academy. He is also a graduate of the Administrative Officers Management Program at North Carolina State University, and a graduate of the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute's Executive Leadership Seminar. Deputy Chief Newlan is also a Certified Assessor for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and a Certified Assessor for the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation.
Captain Kurt Graf
Captain Kurt Graf is currently the South District Patrol Bureau Commander and is responsible for the South District Patrol and District Resource Coordinators. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration from Barry University, and has completed the Southern Police Institute Command Officers Development course.