ACCREDITATION TEAM INVITES
PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT DBPD
The Delray Beach Police Department is proud to be state accredited through the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. (CFA). DBPD was initially awarded accredited status by CFA in 2004 and subsequently achieved re-accredited status after undergoing successful assessment processes in 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016. The department is reviewed every three years and is seeking its fifth re-accreditation in 2019. This re-accreditation, if achieved without conditions, would be an Excelsior Recognition, which is considered the highest level of achievement in Florida accreditation that a criminal justice agency can receive.
To retain accredited status, DBPD will be reviewed by a team of three assessors representing the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA). These assessors are law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies. Team leader Lt. Nicole Minick from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, team member Lt. Gary Barrett from the Leesburg Police Department and Special Agent Ramone Cosme from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will be arriving on July 16 to examine all aspects of DBPD’s policies and procedures, management operations and support services. The assessment will conclude on July 18. The assessors will verify that DBPD has met the commission’s requirements of complying with approximately 239 law enforcement standards in order to receive re-accreditation. Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safety issues. The accreditation program is a voluntary process used to maintain a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence. Once the assessors complete their review of the agency, they will report back to the full Commission for Florida Accreditation, which will then decide if the department will receive re-accreditation.
As part of the on-site assessment, agency members and the public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team. A copy of the standards manual is available through the CFA’s website at www.flaccreditation.org.
For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about DBPD’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please write: CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.