Accreditation Team To Examine Titusville Police Procedures
By Space Coast Daily // November 24, 2012
Department Must Meet 260 Standards
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Starting Dec. 4, a team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation will examine all aspects of Titusville Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services.
Titusville Police Department Interim Chief of Police John Lau said the department has to comply with approximately 260 standards in order to maintain its accredited status.
Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safety issues.
As part of the on-site assessment, department members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team.
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 Tom Lewis with the Punta Gorda Police Department. Other team members include Michelle Cook with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and Van Toth with the Hialeah Gardens Police Department.
Once the commission’s assessors complete their review of the department, they report back to the full commission, which will decide if the department is to maintain accredited status.
The Titusville Police Departments accreditation is for 3 years.
“Verification by this team that our department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to maintain accreditation and is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement excellence,” Interim Chief Lau said.
A copy of the standards is available through Accreditation Manager Tammy King at 321-264-7872.
For more information regarding the CFA or for anyone wishing to offer written comments about the Titusville Police Department’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.