Cocoa Beach Police To Undergo Accreditation
By Space Coast Daily // October 18, 2014
policies and procedures to be examined
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – A team of assessors from the Commission on Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive on November 18 to examine all aspects of the department’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services.
The Cocoa Beach Police Department has to comply with approximately 260 standards in order to receive accredited status. Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safety issues.
As part of the on-site assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team.
The Accreditation Program Manager for the Cocoa Beach Police Department is Maj. Jay Harmon. He said the assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies.
The assessors will review written materials; interview individuals; and visit offices and other places where compliance can be witnessed.
The CFA Assessment Team Leader is Investigator Gary Robinson from Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Other team members are Maureen Buice from the Fort Myers Police Department and Chief Rob Vincent from the Gulfport Police Department.
Once the Commission’s assessors complete the review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to receive accredited status.
The Cocoa Beach Police Department’s accreditation is for three years.
Verification by the team that the Cocoa Beach Police Department’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain or maintain accreditation- a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.
For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Cocoa Beach Police Department’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.