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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Accreditation Process Postponed Due To COVID-19

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UPDATE (03/18/2020): The accreditation cycle has been postponed until at least the summer of 2020 due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We will update once the process resumes.

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ORIGINAL RELEASE:

A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive on April 14, 2020 to examine all aspects of the Daytona Beach Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services.

The Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) 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.

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.

The CFA Assessment Team Leader is Lieutenant Matthew Fletcher from the Naples (Florida) Police Department.

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

DBPD’s accreditation is valid for 3 years.

Verification by the team that DBPD 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.

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 CFA’s website

For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about DBPD’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please use the web link above or write to: 

CFA

P.O. Box 1489

Tallahassee, Florida 32302

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