On February 25, 2015 the SABPD achieved Florida accreditation by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation.

A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive on November 14th, 2017 for three days to examine all aspects of the St. Augustine Beach Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. The St. Augustine Beach Police Department has to comply with approximately 240 standards in order to receive maintain accreditation status.  Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safety issues.

As part of the on-site assessment in November, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team.  For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the St. Augustine Beach Police Department’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation can either email to or write to the Commission at:

Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation
P.O. Box 1489
Tallahassee, Florida 32302


The accreditation provides the following benefits to the community:

  • Accreditation increases the law enforcement agency’s ability to prevent and control crime through more effective and efficient delivery of law enforcement services to the community it serves.
  • Accreditation enhances community understanding of the law enforcement agency and its role in the community as well as its goals and objectives. Citizen confidence in the policies and practices of the agency is increased.
  • Accreditation creates a forum in which police and citizens work together to control and prevent crime. This partnership will help citizens to understand the challenges that confront law enforcement. Law enforcement will, in turn, receive clear direction from the community about its expectations. Thus, a common set of goals and objectives will be arrived at and implemented.