FMPD audit

FMPD officer fired, accused of lying to get OT pay

FORT MYERS, Fla. A police officer lost his job after an investigation showed he lied to get overtime pay. The Fort Myers Police Department terminated...
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Fort Myers declines to renew contract with police audit firm

FORT MYERS, Fla. The city chose not to renew a $300,000 contract Monday with a consulting firm that produced a scathing audit of its...
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FMPD tackling audit recommendations despite funding shortfall

FORT MYERS, Fla. The city's police department is taking the recommendations of a scathing audit to heart, but it needs more money. That's one of...
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Fort Myers City Council explores police hiring grant

FORT MYERS, Fla. City Council is seeking more than $1 million for new police officers. The council plans to submit an application for a federal "COPS"...
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Substation near Club Blu part of police outreach effort

FORT MYERS, Fla. A substation near the site where a mass shooting took place last year is part of an effort to bring police closer...
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FMPD embraces Restorative Justice program

FORT MYERS, Fla. A concept that emphasizes rehabilitation over punishment is being put in place at the Fort Myers Police Department. Officers are being trained how...
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FMPD deputy chief unanimously approved by city leaders

FORT MYERS, Fla. City leaders unanimously approved the hiring of Randall L. Pepitone as the next deputy chief of the Fort Myers Police Department on Monday. Pepitone,...

Proposed FMPD deputy chief named

FORT MYERS, Fla. Randall L. Pepitone, who retired in January after 31 years with the Toledo, Ohio Police Department, is slated to become a deputy...
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Fort Myers council members seek answers about suspended officers

FORT MYERS, Fla. City Council members are demanding answers about why a half-dozen city police officers were placed on paid administrative leave. Five officers were...
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NAACP meets with FMPD to help mend Dunbar relations

FORT MYERS, Fla. Two months after a scathing audit detailed Fort Myers police officers blaming state prosecutors and the African-American community for their inability to...

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