TPD Receives Accreditation and Flagship Agency Recognition

By: TPD Press Release
By: TPD Press Release

Tallahassee, FL --

On March 26, 2011, the Tallahassee Police Department was recognized for the eighth consecutive time as having met the requirements of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA). The Department has been CALEA accredited since 1986, and is the third longest accredited law enforcement agency in the United States. At the March CALEA conference, the Tallahassee Police Department received its third “Meritorious” distinction for long-standing accredited status and for the first time the Department was honored as a CALEA Flagship agency.As a Flagship agency, the Tallahassee Police Department represents an extraordinary example of excellence in public safety, and it is recognized nationally as a resource for current and potential CALEA clients.

During the assessment, a team of assessors from CALEA examined the Tallahassee Police Department’s management, operations, policy and procedures and support services. According to the assessment team, they found the Tallahassee Police Department to be a highly professional full-service police agency that provides an excellent level of law enforcement services to the citizens of Tallahassee. “I’m extremely proud of the men and women who serve and protect Tallahassee each and every day. The department’s national standing as a Flagship agency clearly demonstrates to our community the commitment and professionalism of the Tallahassee Police Department,” said Chief Dennis Jones.

Any person interested in knowing more about the CALEA process is welcome to contact the Department’s Accreditation Manager, Sergeant Stan Hoover.

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  • by Yankee on Apr 2, 2011 at 07:14 AM
    @Captain-I agree with you 100%. Get your camera and printer ready though. When I wrote an opinion about the infamous Rachel Hoffman debacle a high level TPD officer wrote a reply that I needed to move to another part of the state or country. A few weeks later local LE parked a cruiser in front of our house all morning. When the core of the apple is rotten the entire apple is no good. The corruption begins with the SA office and trickles down through the mayors office into the administration of TPD/LCSO. There are some fantastic police officers out there who put their lives on the line everyday and deserve better leadership. I am amazed the rank and file officer still comes to work after the leadership hung officer Pender out to dry while the leadership skated with no action taken against them. Now the FBI is publicly advertising for citizens to come forward with examples of local government corruption. This must be really embarassing for the local LE and any local or state government official for us "yankees" to have to come down here to enforce the law. Lead the way "Mayor" Marks and SA Meggs, lead the way with your fine examples of leadership while law abiding citizens won't go to the mall because thugs are coming in with guns to rob people and you can't safely go to an ATM or bank. In the meantime look around at the "braindrain" fleeing this area and I don't see a lot of businesses rushing here to provide jobs for your citizens. I think I'll spend the day watching the old movie "My cousin Vinny." It reminds me of Tallahassee.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 2, 2011 at 06:27 AM
    WOW! I agree with the Capt. What a joke this accredidation is. Flagship status of an agency that many people in this city can't stand because of their rude and arrogant attitudes. Not to mention the poor job they do.
  • by CaptainDisbelief Location: Tallahassee on Apr 1, 2011 at 05:20 PM
    That's right, folks! The agency that brought you the Rachel Hoffman fiasco -- and has since reenlisted in its ranks the officer responsible for her death -- is "Meritorious!" I used to hold such a high opinion of TPD. Then came the news about the investigator's false DUI testimony, with which innocent people were prosecuted. Then the Rachel Hoffman incident, where irresponsible, overzealous, and generally reckless behavior by TPD investigators led to the death of a young woman who had been drawn into cooperating as a confidential informant. I *know* there are honorable, respectable, and good-hearted officers among TPD's ranks, as I have met them and seen them in action. It's a shame they tarnish their entire image by not holding all officers to such high standards.
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