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Professional Standards Bureau

The Professional Standards Bureau is comprised of Internal Affairs, Accreditation, Public Information, and the Training unit. The Professional Standards Bureau utilizes all four areas of responsibility to better serve the community. 

Internal Affairs:
In the event that a Naples Police Services Department employee fails to meet our high standards, it is the policy of the Department to investigate all allegations of misconduct against any member. The goal of this policy is to seek the truth and provide prompt and equitable corrective disciplinary action and/or retraining if needed.  For more information, please click on the link to the left.

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Accreditation:
The Naples Police Department is proud to claim initial accreditation by the Commission for Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. (CFA). Accreditation is the certification by an independent reviewing authority that the Police Department has met specific requirements and prescribed standards.  Accreditation has long been recognized as a means of maintaining the highest standards of professionalism.

A top priority is making sure the department has met specific professional standards deemed appropriate through The Commission for Florida Accreditation (CFA).  The purpose of CFA 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; establishing and administering an accreditation process; and recognizing professional excellence.  

The Department must stay in compliance with the standards set forth by the accrediting commission in order to retain its accreditation. By adopting accreditation standards, the Department assures that its services continue to be excellent. Accreditation is a coveted award that symbolizes professionalism, excellence, and competence. 


Public Information:
The goal of the Naples Police Department Public Information Office is to ensure that the community is kept informed in a timely manner about current events, programs and news. The Public Information Officer is the official spokesperson for the department relating to inquiries from the media and other various sources.


Training:
The Naples Police Department  is committed to providing training in order to prepare the Department for all types of situations, as well as ensuring all state-mandated training is accomplished in a timely fashion. The dedicated training staff accomplishes this by keeping abreast of the current training resources available in the law enforcement community. The training staff recognizes the importance of quality training and is continually striving to ensure that the officers have the knowledge and training they need to perform their service to the community in a professional and safe manner.