A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive on Wednesday, April 19th, 2016, to examine all aspects of the Edgewood Police Department and its policies, procedures, management, operations and support services. The Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation program was designed with consideration for the following goals:to establish and maintain standards that represent current professional law enforcement practices;
- to increase effectiveness and efficiency in the delivery of law enforcement services;
- to establish standards that address and reduce liability for the agency and its members;
- to establish standards that make an agency and its personnel accountable to the constituency they serve; and
- to implement a Florida accreditation program that establishes standards which do not conflict with national standards.
The Edgewood Police Department became accredited by CFA in 2002 under the leadership of former Police Chief Peter Marcus. Since, Chief Christopher Francisco took over the agency just under two years ago, he has made maintaining accreditation an agency priority. Verification by the assessment team that the Edgewood Police Department meets the Commission’s approximately 260 standards is part of a voluntary process to gain re-accreditation. The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from other agencies. Major emphasis by the assessment team is given to the review of written documentation, personnel interviews and facility observations where compliance to CFA standards be witnessed.
If anyone has any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Chief of Police Christopher Francisco at 407-851-2820.
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