Last Thursday, members of the Southwest Florida Police Chiefs Association (SWFPCA) gathered for the organization's annual holiday luncheon at the Gulf Coast Medical Center on Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers. The annual luncheon is the traditional time in which the association honors those dedicated law enforcement professionals who serve the citizens of Southwest Florida so diligently.
The SWFPCA is a coalition of Southwest Florida law enforcement Chief Executives and Command Officers (including local Police, Sheriff, State and Federal agencies) dedicated to promoting efficient law enforcement services to our citizens through a coordinated and cooperative law enforcement effort. Currently, the SWFPCA consists of eighty-three (83) law enforcement command officers from forty (40) Southwest Florida law enforcement agencies. The SWFPCA has served Southwest Florida for more than 25 years.
Awards were voted by the membership from a number of nominations submitted from law enforcement agencies across Southwest Florida for distinction above and beyond the call of duty. Recipients of these prestigious recognitions were as follows:
2012 Outstanding Law Enforcement Chief Executive of the YearChief Tom Weschler, Naples Police Department
The SWFPCA Outstanding Law Enforcement Chief Executive of the Year must demonstrate outstanding leadership, vision, and innovation in Southwest Florida law enforcement consistent with the goals and objectives of our organization. Naples Police Chief Tom Weschler was honored for his extensive professional career, his principle-centered leadership, and his visionary pursuit of efficiency and excellence in the provision of public safety services to the citizens of Naples.