Port Canaveral Police Seeks Accreditation Status
By Space Coast Daily // July 11, 2013
must comply with 260 standards
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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — The Port Canaveral Police Department will undergo an assessment next month to determine if the agency will gain the highly coveted accreditation status.
“This is a highly prized recognition because it signifies professional excellence in law enforcement,” says Port Canaveral Police Chief Joe Hellebrand.
A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive on August 7 to examine all aspects of Port Canaveral Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.
As part of the review, the Department must comply with approximately 260 standards, many of them critical to life, health and safety issues.
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A voluntary process for law enforcement agencies, the assessment involves review of the department’s written materials, interviews, and on-site visits to witness compliance.
Upon completion of the review, the team reports back to the full Commission, which then decides if the agency will receive the three-year accreditation status.
“This is a highly prized recognition because it signifies professional excellence in law enforcement,” said Port Canaveral Police Chief Joe Hellebrand
As part of the on-site assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team.
The assessment team is comprised of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies, including Team Leader David Pate from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, Samantha Jones from the Neptune Beach Police Department and James Kleinsorge from the Clearwater Police Department.