Accreditation is the certification by an independent reviewing authority that an entity has met specific requirements and prescribed standards.
Schools, universities and hospitals are some of the most well-known organizations that are required to maintain accreditation.
Accreditation for law enforcement agencies ensures they provide progressive, customer-focused services and meet the highest professional standards.
The accreditation process is voluntary and requires an extensive review of every aspect of the agency's organization, management, operations and administration.
First accredited by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation in 1999, the Daytona Beach Police Department was re-accredited in 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2017.
Daytona Beach Police Department is scheduled for re-accreditation in 2020.