A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will be conducting a full assessment to examine all aspects of the Vero Beach Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services, from November 3-5, 2020 Chief David E. Currey announced today. The Vero Beach Police Department has to comply with approximately 239 standards in order to receive accredited status. Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safety issues.
As part of the virtual assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team. A copy of the standards are available through The Vero Beach Police Department’s Public Information Officer at 772-978-4649.
For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Vero Beach Police Department’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please write: CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Accreditation Program Manager for the Vero Beach Police Department is Lt. Phil Huddy. He said the assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies. The assessors will review written materials; interview individuals and ask questions to verify compliance with standards. The CFA Assessment Team Leader is Master Police Officer Eric Wells from the Altamonte Springs Police Department. Other team members include Sgt. Shane Strickland from the Clermont Police Department and Loren Rellah from Atlantic Beach Police Department.
Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to receive accredited status. The Vero Beach Police Department’s accreditation is for 3 years. Verification by the team that the Vero Beach Police Department 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, Chief David E. Currey said.
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