Palm Bay Police Department Up For Accreditation, Public Comments Welcome

By  //  June 29, 2016

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PBPD needs to comply to nearly 260 standards

 (Palm Bay Police image)

The Palm Bay 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.(Palm Bay Police image)

BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive August 2 to examine all aspects of the Palm Bay Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services, according to Palm Bay Police Chief Mark Renkens. 

The Palm Bay 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.  A copy of the standards is available through the Palm Bay Police Department’s Accreditation Manager in Palm Bay at 321-953-8947.

For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Palm Bay Police Department’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please write: CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida  32302.

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Mark Renkens

Mark Renkens

The Accreditation Program Manager for the Palm Bay Police Department is Sergeant Michael Roberts.

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.

Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to receive accredited status.

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The Palm Bay Police Department’s accreditation is for 3 years.

Verification by the team that the Palm Bay Police Department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain or maintain accreditation–a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence, Chief Mark Renkens said.

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