South West Association of Code Enforcement

S.W.A.C.E. South West Association of Code Enforcement Todd Hoagland, President Office: 239-242-3789 Email: WEBSITE:


The SWACE Board of Directors have met and agreed it is in the best interest of our membership to not have any face-to-face training until further notice due to COVID-19. MEMBERS ARE REFERRED TO ON-LINE TRAINING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Online Training Opportunities

THANK YOU TO CFCEA FOR OFFERING THIS TRAINING TO ALL CHAPTERS Date:  Thursday, January  21, 2021 Time:  Training at 1:00pm; General Meeting 3:00pm Location: Virtual Go To Meeting (please email to be added to the list as the link will be sent out 1 week prior to the meeting) Topic:  Crucial Conversations – Dealing with Difficult Issues Speaker:  Christy Chiarelli, University of Florida
FBI TAMPA CITIZENS ACADEMY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PRESENTS HUMAN TRAFFICKING:  SEX AND LABOR TRAFFICKING Lunch and Learn Zoom Presentation JANUARY 27, 2021 1:00PM TO 3:00PM Approved for 2 FACE CEHs. Everyone must pre-register (and be accepted via the link below) prior to being admitted to the forum. Register at: Flyer:  Human Trafficking Lunch and Learn 01272021
There is free on-line training available through the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Independent Study (IS) program. There are over 200 free training courses available at no cost.  Please review the list of  Approved FEMA Courses  to select an option for you. Once the courses are completed, and the certificate of completion is printed, please submit the certificate along with the Online Training Affidavit, to Susan Pruchnicki at UCF.  For more information on continuing education, please visit our education webpage at

Meetings and TrainingSWACE

The SWACE Training meetings are held in Fort Myers on the second Wednesday of odd numbered months at 10:00 AM to Noon. ALL ARE INVITED! SWACE represents agencies from Charlotte County, Collier County, Desoto County, Glades County, Hendry County, Highlands County, Lee County, and Incorporated Areas. However, EVERYONE is welcome! Visit soon for chapter and training information. Also visit our blog site, for useful information relating to the code enforcement field. Keep those pictures rolling in! Check out the link to our SWACE website and learn more: Feel free to contact Todd Hoagland, President at or call 239-242-3789.

SWACE Photo of the Month Contest

SWACE is always interested in seeing photos of the most interesting violations our members may come across in their regular daily patrols.  In fact we'll send you some FREE Code Gear as a prize if your photo is selected as the Winner of the Month. So get out there and take the best photos of the worst violations you can find - artisitc quality appreciated of course - then send them one at a time to us at the site below:

Code Enforcement News Share Photos

Be sure to include a brief description, the address if appropriate, and your contact information so we know where to mail your prize if your photo is chosen as our Monthly Winner.

SWACE Board of Directors

President: Todd Hoagland - Vice President: Marilyn Morrison - Treasurer: Gail Gursky - Sgt. At Arms: Dawn Habel - Secretary:  Kim LeFebvre, Fort Myers - Past President: Andre Deschenes Andre Deschenes WebMaster:  Michael J Titmuss


(Normally on the 2nd Wednesday of all Odd Numbered Months) March 11, 2020 - Cyber Fraud January 8, 2020 -  Avoiding dog bites November 13, 2019 - Basic First Aid / Stop the Bleed September 11, 2019 - SKYWARN Spotter Webinar May 8, 2019 - Investigating Complaints Involving Bees March 13, 2019 - Florida DEP - Community Outreach January 9, 2019 - Crystalline Silica in Construction Workplaces - It's NOT just Dust! November 14, 2018 - Chapter 162 Refresher September 12, 2018 - Turtle Friendly Lighting July 11, 2018 - Board Elections & Personal Preparedness for Code Officers May 9, 2018 - Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation March 14, 2018  -  Mold - Hurricanes, Health and Florida January 10, 2018 - Lee County Homeless Coalition November 8, 2017  - Derelict Vessels September 13, 2017 - Cancelled due to Hurricane Irma July 12, 2017 - Officer Awareness May 10, 2017 - Disaster Preparedness March 8, 2017 - Avoiding Dog Bites November 9, 2016 - Unlicensed contractor database sponsored by September 14, 2016 - Cancelled July 13th, 2016 - Zika Virus - Shelly Redovan - CDM Deputy Director, Education & Communication - Lee County Mosquito Control District May 11th, 2016 - Signs & Symptoms of Mental Illness - Asst. V.P. Saluscare Crisis Unit - Tina Sumo, MA, CAP. March 9th, 2016 - Human Trafficking Awareness - Karen Curtiss & Erica Kiah of the Human Trafficking Awareness Partnership, Inc January 13th, 2016 - Code Enforcement Stormwater Issues in SW Florida - Leigh Simmons - Division of Natural Resources & David Liccardi - Bonita Springs Public Works Senior Project Manager & Wes Anderson - Fort Myers Stormwater Resource Manager November 18th, 2015 - Methamphetamine Identification - Sgt. James W. Vanande - CCSO US Marshal's Task force September 9th, 2015 - Unlicensed Activity - William Teal III - DBPR Investigator May 13, 2015 - Training for Trespass - Cape Coral Section Manager Michael VanDeutekom March 11, 2015 - Personal Preparedness for Code Officers - Bonita Springs Director Frank Cassidy January 12, 2015 - SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotter - (NWS) Meteorologist Daniel Noah FPEM