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Captain W. Michael Koval   

Captain W. Michael Koval, a Viet Nam veteran, has spent 36 years in law enforcement. He graduated from the West Virginia State Police Academy in December of 1974 and served sixteen years as a city police officer in Fairmont, West Virginia.

Captain Koval joined the Lee County Port Authority Police in Fort Myers in January of 1991. He served as a patrolman, detective, hostage negotiator, bomb technician, and was sworn as an investigator with the 20th Judicial Circuit State Attorney's Office in Fort Myers where he was a co-founder of the Delinquent Youth Intervention Unit, which has since been replaced by SHOCAP.

Captain Koval left law enforcement after twenty years of service to become the Program Manager of the NAFI (North American Family Institute) Juvenile Halfway House which was located at Page Field in Fort Myers until relocating out of county.

Captain Koval returned to law enforcement in March 1996 when he joined the Collier County Sheriff's Office and retired in June 2010.

Captain Koval had been acting as the Program Chair and Academic Advisor, for the Crime Scene Technology; Forensic Investigations; Paralegal; and Criminal Justice programs as well as the full time professor of Crime Scene Technology and Forensic Investigations at Keiser University in Fort Myers. Koval has an Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice, Bachelors degree in Business Management, and a Masters of Criminal Justice with a major in Psychological Evaluation.

The Professional Standards consists of:

    • Investigate complaints of officer misconduct 
    • Reviews all Response to Resistance reports completed by officers
    • Performs unannounced Staff Inspections to ensure policies and procedures are being followed
    • Assist the Chief of Police with other administrative functions