Capt. Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department
Capt. Dana Coston

Three members of the Cape Coral Police Department’s command structure received advanced and prestigious training recently, bringing back a wealth of knowledge to our city.

Captain Dana Coston attended the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Executive Leadership Seminar in Daytona, FL.

The three-week course was held in three sessions spread over three months, focusing on succeeding through challenges with effective communication; managing organizations, flowing with change and preparing to head an organization; and becoming an effective leader through emotional intelligence and “servant leadership.”

Lieutenant Allan Kolak and Lieutenant Don Donakowski attended the Police Executives Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police in Orlando, a three-week course.


They were taught by professors from Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Johns Hopkins University, the University of Michigan and Boston College. The class also featured well-known guest speakers such as Ret. Chief Bill Bratton (NYPD and LAPD), Ret. Chief Charles Ramsey (Washington DC and Philadelphia), Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison, Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood and Ret. NYFD Fire Chief Joe Pfeifer. 

The class was very intense, covering sensitive topics such as diversity in law enforcement, ethics, high liability, community policing, media relations and public speaking during critical times.

Please join us in congratulating Capt. Coston, Lt. Kolak and Lt. Donakowski for their achievements, which will reap rewards both for their professional careers and for the future of the Cape Coral Police Department.

Three CCPD Members Receive Prestigious Training

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