Press Release: Florida Highway Patrol
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Col. David Brierton, Director of the Florida Highway Patrol announced today that assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will be on site next week to examine the Patrol’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services. As part of the assessment, the CALEA team will accept public comments by calling 800-335-5652 on Aug. 19 between 1 pm – 3 pm. Comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the Commission’s standards.
The Florida Highway Patrol first became accredited in November 1996. Accreditation requires compliance with more than 300 standards. The on-site inspection next week will reaffirm the Patrol’s continued compliance with the applicable standards.
“Confirmation that the Florida Highway Patrol meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary accreditation process – a highly respected recognition of law enforcement professional excellence,” said Brierton. “Accreditation validates that the Patrol is among the best qualified and trained law enforcement agencies in the country.”
The Commission conducts on-site assessments of law enforcement agencies every three years. Annually, agencies must submit annual reports that attest to continued compliance with those standards under which they were accredited.
Persons who wish to offer written comments about the Florida Highway Patrol’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation should send comments to the following address by Aug. 21:
Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.
13575 Heathcote Blvd.
Gainesville, VA 20155
For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., see the link below:
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