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16 May 2014

FMPD Captain Graduates from Prestigious Southern Police Institute

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Fort Myers Police Captain James Mulligan has graduated from the 131st Administrative Officers Course at the Southern Police Institute (SPI) in Louisville, Kentucky. The Southern Police Institute is a division of the Department of Justice Administration, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Louisville. It is an advanced education and training institute whose mission is to enhance the professional development of law enforcement practitioners. Their mission is accomplished by providing educational and career development programs that are designed to challenge and to prepare law enforcement practitioners for the demands of today and tomorrow. The Southern Police Institute consistently is ranked among the top law enforcement educational and training schools in the nation. Since the creation of the Southern Police Institute in 1951, its program of instruction has been grounded in the belief that law enforcement is a demanding activity requiring the highest level of professional preparation. The Southern Police Institute was established by its founders to provide a place where that preparation can be undertaken. The present faculty and staff dedicate themselves to this mission and continue to maintain the standards of excellence established by their founders. They are uniquely qualified as researchers, consultants, teachers and former law enforcement practitioners to guide and to direct the educational needs of today's law enforcement professionals. The 131st class consisted of 40 members, representing 30 different agencies from 10 different states. Captain Mulligan has been with the Fort Myers Police Department since 1987 and has worked his way up through the ranks; working in Patrol and Narcotics. Captain Mulligan has supervised in Patrol, Narcotics, Special Operations and Detective Bureau. Captain Mulligan is currently in charge of the Operations Bureau. “We are very proud of Captain Mulligan’s accomplishments by way of furthering his education at the Southern Police Institute. The ability to obtain higher levels of education at the command level translates to enhanced quality of service delivered across the board to the citizens of the City of Fort Myers,” Chief Douglas Baker. For more information on the Southern Police Institute, please visit

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