West Melbourne Police Apply For Accreditation

By  //  August 15, 2014

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BREVARD COUNTY • WEST MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – West Melbourne Police Chief Richard T. Wiley submitted an application on August 12 for accreditation through the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation.

West Melbourne Police Chief Richard T. Wiley submitted an application for accreditation through the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation. Pictured above are, left to right, Deputy Chief Daniel Swartzfager, Chief Wiley, and Accreditation Manager Sergeant Jennifer Dick. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

West Melbourne Police Chief Richard T. Wiley submitted an application for accreditation through the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation. Pictured above are, left to right, Deputy Chief Daniel Swartzfager, Chief Wiley, and Accreditation Manager Sergeant Jennifer Dick. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

The process of becoming accredited has been well under way and by submitting the application, the agency must be in compliance with all mandatory standards and not less than 80 percent of the non-mandatory standards within two years of application.

These rigorous standards ensure that the agency is in compliance with industry standard “best practices.”

The purpose of accreditation is multi-faceted. Accreditation creates a forum in which police and citizens work together to control and prevent crime through more effective and efficient delivery of law enforcement services.

This process solidifies our community partnership which helps citizens to understand the challenges that confront law enforcement.

Law enforcement will, in turn, receive clear direction from the community about its expectations. Thus, a common set of goals and objectives will be arrived at and implemented.

DELIVERING BROAD RANGE OF QUALITY PROGRAMS

Through Accreditation, in conjunction with Chief Wiley’s philosophy of community policing, each member of the West Melbourne Police Department stands committed to delivering a broad range of quality programs that enrich and benefit the community.

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Such programs include Operation Commendable Kids, Operation Vigilant Protector, Citizens Police Academy and the Retail Theft Task Force.

This community partnership is a large part of what makes West Melbourne such a desirable place to live, visit and work.


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