Fort Myers 
Respect For Law Camp

The Fort Myers Police Department Annual Respect for Law Camp, which is scheduled for May 30-June 2, 2013 at Bishop Verot High School, 5598 Sunrise Drive, Fort Myers.

The four-day, three-night Respect for Law Camp is open to children ages 11-14. Enrollment in the camp is limited to the first 132 campers to apply. The cost is $75 and includes all instruction, food, and lodging. To register, an application must be completed with a check or money order attached (made out to "Respect for Law Camp"). Applications will be available February 2013. Children from throughout Southwest Florida are welcome to apply.

The goal of the camp is to give youngsters an up-close look at law enforcement. By doing that, the police department hopes to build respect for the law and enhance the child's self-esteem. The staff members of the camp are various state and local law enforcement personnel and guest speakers.

Highlights from the 2012 camp include live police scenarios, SWAT demonstrations, K9 demonstrations, mass casualty simulations, police/fire obstacle courses, hands-on equipment displays and team building activities.

Applications are available starting in February 2013 at the Fort Myers Police Department, any middle school in the City of Fort Myers also online at The deadline will be posted. Applications also can be mailed or faxed by calling 239-321-7688. Additional information also is available at that same telephone number.  FMPD, City of Fort Myers Fire Services, Lee County Emergency Medical Services and the Optimist Club of Lee County sponsor the camp.

We are looking for previous campers.

Send us your pictures and what you are doing now! Email:

We want to know how camp helped you!

Any campers or parents who would like to complete a survey for the 2012 Camp...
Please go to 2012 Survey

2013 Camp will be May 30 - June 2 2013 
Applications are now available.

Currently we are looking for Sponsorships for the Camp. If you are interested please contact 
Camp Director Officer Athena Mitchell via email at 

Types of Sponsorships:
Monetary donations
Food donations
Prize donationsRFL_2011_Survey.htmlmailto:AMitchell@fmpolice.comshapeimage_4_link_0shapeimage_4_link_1
This year’s camp will have Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services components. 
We Thank the City of Fort Myers Police Department, City of Fort Myers Fire Department and 
Lee County Emergency Medical Services for their commitment to our community’s youths.

The 2013 Countdown begins

2012 Respect For Law Camp Winners

Congrats to:

Gold Platoon - Drill Off

Silver Platoon - Best Platoon

Is your police department, fire department, emergency medical services or Optimist Club interested in hosting a camp in your area outside of southwest Florida?

We will be willing to help you....just ask. Send an email to




2013 Camp costs $75 before April 15th, the price will be $95 after April 15.

Below is a sample of the 2012 Camp Scrapbook.....