Cocoa Beach Police Receives Accreditation
By Space Coast Daily // February 26, 2015
had to comply with 260 standards
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – The Cocoa Beach Police Department received accredited status from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation on Wednesday during a meeting in Daytona.
A team of assessors from the Commission on Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) arrived last November to examine all aspects of the department’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services.
The Cocoa Beach Police Department had 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 were invited to offer comments to the assessment team.
The Accreditation Program Manager for the Cocoa Beach Police Department was Maj. Jay Harmon. He said the assessment team was composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies.
The assessors reviewed written materials, interview individuals, and visited offices and other places where compliance couold be witnessed.
The CFA Assessment Team Leader was Investigator Gary Robinson from Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Other team members included Maureen Buice from the Fort Myers Police Department and Chief Rob Vincent from the Gulfport Police Department.
Once the Commission’s assessors completed the review of the agency, they reported back to the full Commission, which will then decided 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.