Mr. Bartram Connelly
Bart R. Connelly retired as chief of police from the Cape Coral Police Department in 2016 after serving with the department since 1988. Throughout his service with the agency he has worked in various organizational components and served as a department trainer, accreditation manager, SWAT Operator and SWAT Commander. Prior to joining the department, Chief Connelly worked for the Orlando Police Department and Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. He has an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Edison College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies from Barry University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University. He is a graduate of several executive leadership and management programs to include the 240th session of the FBI National Academy. Chief Connelly serves on the Florida Police Chiefs Association Professional Standards Committee and is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and Police Executive Research Forum. He has been a CALEA Assessor since 2005, and a team leader since 2006. The Cape Coral Police Department has been law enforcement accredited since November 1989 and communications accredited since July 2014.