Palm Bay Police Department Earns Re-Accreditation

By  //  August 17, 2013

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ABOVE VIDEO: The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) is recommending the agency be re-accredited after its near two-day assessment that was completed on Wednesday.  “I truly believe we have the best and brightest protecting and serving the citizens of Palm Bay,” said Chief Doug Muldoon, who presented awards earlier this year for the Officer of the Year, Civilian of the Year, Meritorious Service, Life Saving and other acts of merit during the annual awards ceremony for achievements that occurred during the 2012 calendar year.  [CLICK HERE TO SEE THE HONOREES]

Innovative Programs Making Positive Impact

BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY — An independent assessment team granted another seal of approval for the Palm Bay Police Department, validating its personnel, programs, policies and practices as being among the best in the State of Florida.

An independent assessment team granted another seal of approval for the Palm Bay Police Department, validating its personnel, programs, policies and practices as being among the best in the State of Florida.

An independent assessment team granted another seal of approval for the Palm Bay Police Department, validating its personnel, programs, policies and practices as being among the best in the State of Florida.

The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) is recommending the agency be reaccredited after its near two-day assessment that was completed on Wednesday. It is the second time the department was awarded re-accreditation of the initial status which was earned in 2007. The credentials must be renewed every three years in order to be maintained. The official accreditation documents will be presented in October.

The team took special notice of the department’s neighborhood policing program for its pro-active community involvement. It also noted multiple innovations such as the SOAR program, the LODIS DNA program and other new and innovative programs that are making a positive impact.

The re-accreditation review process began last Tuesday and included a team of law enforcement personnel lead by Juli Brown of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. The other team members included Lt. Joe King of the Punta Gorda Police Department and Officer Mark Aristezabal of the University of South Florida Police Department.

PROACTIVE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT NOTED

The assessment team spent all of Tuesday and most of Wednesday thoroughly reviewing all of the department’s policies and procedures, interviewing personnel and evaluating the overall workings of the agency to determine if it continued to meet the high professional standards and best-practices established by the commission for law enforcement agencies.

Chief Doug Muldoon

Chief Doug Muldoon

The team took special notice of the department’s neighborhood policing program for its pro-active community involvement. It also noted multiple innovations such as the SOAR program, the LODIS DNA program and other new and innovative programs that are making a positive impact.

“This stamp of approval says a lot about who we are as an agency and what we stand for,” said Chief Doug Muldoon.

“I’m so proud of the men and women that make this such an outstanding organization and for delivering the most professional level of public safety service to the citizens of Palm Bay.”

IN COMPLIANCE WITH 264 PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS

OUTSTANDING OFFICERS: Palm Bat Police Critical Incident Commander Capt. Nelson Moya, CNT Team Leader Lt. Jim Richmond, and CNT Officers CJ Woronka and Mike Roberts presented details of how they worked jointly with patrol units, SWAT personnel and more than half a dozen other responding agencies to peacefully resolve a situation where a suspect who shot at police officers and wounded one, surrendered after a 7-hour standoff. (PBPD image)

OUTSTANDING OFFICERS: Palm Bay Police Critical Incident Commander Capt. Nelson Moya, CNT Team Leader Lt. Jim Richmond, and CNT Officers CJ Woronka and Mike Roberts present details of how they worked jointly with patrol units, SWAT personnel and more than half a dozen other responding agencies to peacefully resolve a situation where a suspect who shot at police officers and wounded one, surrendered after a 7-hour standoff. (PBPD image)

The Palm Bay Police Department is one of approximately 200 law enforcement agencies in Florida to maintain its accreditation status.

The department was found to be in compliance with the 264 professional standards set by the commission to govern all aspects of professional law enforcement including everything from handling property and evidence to internal affairs, public information, training and recruitment, victim services, use of force, special operations and other critical functions.


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