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Accreditation Team Invites Public Comments About St. Cloud Police Department

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The St. Cloud Police Department is applying for accreditation with the state. A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive December 11th, 2018, to examine all aspects of the St. Cloud Police Department policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. The St. Cloud Police Department has to comply with approximately 265 standards in order to receive re-accredited status. Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safety issues.

For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer comments about the St. Cloud Police Department’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please contact CFA at: CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302, call: 800-558-0218, or email: flaccreditation@fdle.state.fl.us. A copy of the standards is available for review at the St. Cloud Police Department, 4700 Neptune Road, St. Cloud, FL, during normal business hours or at flaccreditation.org.

The Accreditation Program Manager for the St. Cloud Police Department is Officer Tim Warren. The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies. The team of assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other places where compliance can be witnessed.

Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to receive accredited status. The St. Cloud Police Department’s accreditation is for 3 years. Verification by the team that the St. Cloud Police Department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain or maintain accreditation – a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.