Law Enforcement Accreditation Team Invites Public Comments Regarding Cocoa Police Department

By  //  March 7, 2018

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Cocoa Police Department must comply with approximately 250 standards

“The public is encouraged to participate in this process to make sure we are delivering the professional level of service every citizen deserves,” said Cocoa Police Chief Mike Cantaloupe. “We take this process very seriously and hope to once again be successful in our compliance with these professional standards.”

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA — A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation  will arrive April 17 and spend three days examining all aspects of the Cocoa Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.

The Cocoa Police Department must comply with approximately 250 standards in order to renew its current accredited status.

If granted it will be the agency’s fourth accreditation renewal. The Department was first accredited in 2006 with its first re-accreditation granted in 2009 and every subsequent three year period to the current date.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team.

Comments must be in writing and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CFA standards.

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

The assessment team is comprised 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.

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

The re-accreditation is for 3 years.

“The public is encouraged to participate in this process to make sure we are delivering the professional level of service every citizen deserves,” said Cocoa Police Chief Mike Cantaloupe.

“We take this process very seriously and hope to once again be successful in our compliance with these professional standards.”

A complete manual detailing the law enforcement standards is available online HERE.

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