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Chief Tom Weschler
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Chief Weschler began with the Naples Police and Fire Department in September 2007 as the Integrity Control Manager. He was appointed Chief of Police and Fire Services in October 2008. Prior to his appointment, he served for 30 years with the Miami Beach Police Department, retiring as a Major in 2007.

Chief Weschler brings with him extensive experience in the area of law enforcement. His career includes assignments as a Major Crimes Detective, Juvenile Officer and the Narcotics Unit. His Supervisory and Command assignments include Patrol, supervision of the Homicide Unit, Commander of Internal Affairs and the Training Division.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Florida International University and an A.A. from Miami-Dade College.

Associations / Organizations:
He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police; Society of Human Resource Management; Fraternal Order of Police; Co-Chair of the Regional 6 Drug Enforcement Strike Force; Board of Director Member for the Shelter of Abused Women & Children; SouthWest Florida Police Chief's Association; Florida Police Chief's Association; Collier Leadership Graduate 2011. SWF Police Chiefs' Association: 2012 Outstanding Chief Executive Of The Year Award.


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Captain Richard T. Carr
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Captain Carr came to the Naples Police Department in August 2012. Prior to his appointment, he served 22 years with the City of Fort Myers Police Department, working his way up through the ranks until retiring as a Captain in July of 2012.

Captain Carr’s experience during his career includes assignments as a Patrol Officer, Undercover Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Special Investigation Group Sergeant, District Lieutenant, Special Ops Lieutenant, Captain of Professional Standards which included internal affairs, training and accreditation. At the time of his retirement from Fort Myers, he was Captain of Operations, supervising 5 lieutenants and more than 125 sworn personnel in patrol and specialty units such as:  Traffic, K-9, Marine, Community Policing, Public Housing, Bicycles, Violent Crimes Task Force, Community Offender Probation and Education, and the Juvenile Arrest and Motor Unit. Captain Carr’s education includes a Bachelor of Public Administration degree from Barry University and an Associate in Science degree in Criminal Justice from Edison State College.  Captain Carr is a graduate of the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute’s, Chief Executive Seminar Class 44 and the 248th session of the FBI National Academy. 

Associations / Organizations:
Throughout his career Captain Carr has been and/or is currently, a member of various professional law enforcement organizations to include but not limited to:  the Southwest Florida Police Chief’s Association and Florida Police Chiefs Association; FBI National Academy Associates; and the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, Region 10 Training Council.  

Captain Robert Montagano
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Captain Montagano was hired by the Naples Police Department in August 2012 and supervises the Administrative Services Bureau.  Prior to his appointment, he served 27 years with the City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department, and retired as Assistant Chief of Police.
During Captain Montagano’s career his work experience included both operational and supervisory assignments as a patrol officer, motor officer, detective, sergeant, captain and major. He has extensive knowledge of planning, training, policy development, purchasing and the establishment of departmental standards and performance measures. Captain Montagano is also an assessor for the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation. 
Captain Montagano has a master’s degree in strategic leadership from Mountain State University and bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a minor in business economics from the University of Massachusetts. 

Associations / Organizations:
Throughout his career Captain Montagano has been or is currently, a member of various professional law enforcement organizations that include the Southwest Florida Police Chief’s Association and Florida Police Chiefs Association; Broward County Police Chief’s Association, The International Association of Chiefs of Police, The Hundred Club of  Broward County; appointed member of the Collier County Public Safety Authority.

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Lt. John Barkley
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Lt. Barkley started his career with the Naples Police Department in January of 1990, assigned as a Police Officer within Patrol Operations. He later worked in Criminal Investigations as a General Crimes Detective and then the Community Policing Unit.

In 2006 he was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to Patrol Operations as a shift supervisor. In 2007 he became the Supervisor of the Criminal Investigations Division, supervising all General Crimes Detectives.

In 2010 he was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to oversee the Professional Standards Division. This division includes Internal Affairs, Training, Accreditation and Public Information.

Throughout his career Lt. Barkley has been involved in multiple facets of the Naples Police Department, such as:
A member of the Honor Guard for over 23 years.
A member of the S.W.A.T. team for 15 years now serving as the team commander.
Supervisor of the D.A.R.E. program for the Naples Police Department and was a D.A.R.E. instructor for 17 years.
A founding member of the department’s “Beat the Heat” racing team.

Lt. Barkley holds an A.S. Degree in Criminal Justice from Edison State College and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Public Safety Administration from Edison State College.

Lt. Barkley is an FDLE certified instructor and has been a departmental instructor for 23 years. He is involved in teaching and recertifying officers in areas such as use of force, expandable baton, active shooter response and police vehicle operations, just to name a few.

Awards:
Medal of Lifesaving; 3 Meritorious Service Bars; 2 Outstanding Achievement Bars; 4 Command Recognition Bars as well as dozens of letters of appreciation. He has also received Officer of the Year awards from two separate community groups.

Associations / Organizations:
FBI Joint Terrorism Taskforce; Florida SWAT Association; National Tactical Officers Association; Florida Crime Prevention Practitioner; Fraternal Order of Police.

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Lt. Ralph Anthony
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Following a seven year active duty enlistment with the US Army, Ralph Anthony began his career with the Naples Police Department on October 5th, 1992; assigned to sector patrol on the midnight shift. In 1995 he was selected to be a canine handler, serving with K-9 Hasso for almost nine years. 

In 2004, after retiring Hasso and keeping him as a family pet, the then Officer Anthony was assigned to the Community Policing Unit. He was assigned to Sector 3, which encompasses the River Park, Gordon River, Royal Harbor and Oyster Bay neighborhoods. During his tenure in the COP unit, he was able to build lasting partnerships between the police and community. 

In 2007, he was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to the night shift as a patrol supervisor. Shortly after his promotion, he was deployed along with his Air Force Reserve Unit to Northern Iraq. In Iraq, he served as a squad leader of a nine member security police squad until his return in 2008. Lt. Anthony retired from the Air Force reserves as a Master Sergeant in 2009 with a total of 24 years military service. 

Lt. Anthony holds an A.S. Degree in Criminal Justice from Edison State College and a bachelors degree in Public Safety Administration from Edison State College.  Attended the 18th Florida Leadership Academy, hosted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Awards:
2 Command Recognition Awards.

Associations / Organizations:
 Naples Police Department Do The Right Thing Program Coordinator.

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Lt. Matt Fletcher
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Lt. Fletcher started his career with the Naples Police Department in January of 1990, assigned as a Police Officer within Patrol Operations. While assigned to patrol operations served in road patrol, bicycle patrol, and the marine patrol. Later he was assigned to criminal investigations as detective in the Vice, Intelligence and Narcotics unit, DEA Task Force, and the General Crimes Unit. He also earned the designation of master officer. 

In 2007 he was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to the Special Investigations Unit within the Criminal Investigations Division. In 2010 he became the Supervisor of General Crimes Unit. 

In 2011 he was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to oversee the Criminal Investigations Division. This division includes the General Crimes Unit, the Special Investigations Unit, Crime Scene, Property and Evidence, and Community Oriented Policing. 

Lt. Fletcher holds an Associates of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Edison State College. Throughout his career he has received numerous letters of appreciation and awards for Command Recognition, Meritorious Service, and Metal of Commendation. In 2005 he received the Florida Narcotics Officers Association’s Region 5 Officer of the Year Award.

Associations / Organizations:
Chairperson - Juvenile Justice Council;
FBI Joint Terrorism Taskforce; Florida Narcotics Officer Association, DEA Clandestine Laboratory Team, Drug–Free Collier, Collier County Organized Retail Theft Association, International Association of Property Crime Investigators, Fraternal Order of Police.

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Lt. Seth Finman

Lieutenant Finman started his career with the Naples Police Department in 1995, assigned as a Police Officer within Patrol Operations. Lieutenant Finman also spent five years in the Special Operations Division as a Marine Patrolman and nine years in Criminal Investigations as a General and Economic Crimes Detective.

In 2010, he was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to Patrol Operations as a shift supervisor. In 2011 he became the Supervisor of the Crime Suppression Team.

In 2014, he was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to oversee the Patrol Division evening shifts.

Lieutenant Finman holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the Florida State University.

Throughout his career, Lieutenant Finman has been involved in multiple facets of the Naples Police Department which includes Lead Firearms Instructor; SWAT Team Leader; High Liability Instructor; Police Pension Board trustee and past FOP Lodge 38 Vice President.

Awards:
Lifesaving Medal, Meritorious Service Bar, Outstanding Achievement Bars, and Command Recognition Bars

Associations / Organizations:
Florida SWAT Association, National Tactical Officers Association, Florida State University Alumni Association, Fraternal Order of Police

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