September 21, 2020, Immediate Release
On February 25, 2015 the SABPD achieved Florida accreditation by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation.
ACCREDITATION TEAM INVITES PUBLIC COMMENTS
St. Augustine Beach, St. Johns County, Florida – A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will be conducting a virtual assessment starting on October 27, 2020 to examine all aspects of the St. Augustine Beach Police Department policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. St. Augustine Beach Police Department has to comply with approximately 250 standards in order to receive accredited status. Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safety issues.
As part of the assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team. A copy of the standards manual is available through the St. Augustine Beach Police Department Public Information Officer located at 2300 A1a South, St. Augustine, Florida, by phone at 904-471-3600 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, please write: CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302, or email to email@example.com.
The Accreditation Program Manager for The St. Augustine Beach Police Department is Debbie Christopher. The accreditation manager said the assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other areas where compliance can be witnessed.
Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then determine if the agency is to receive accredited status. The St. Augustine Beach Police Departments accreditation is valid for 3 years. Verification by the team that the St. Augustine 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.
For more information:
2300 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080
(904) 471-3600 Fax (904) 471-0737
The St. Augustine Beach Police Department was granted State Accredited status through the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. (CFA) on February 25, 2015. Our agency complied with the state accepted standards for excellence in the delivery of law enforcement services and was granted state accredited status. CFA status is for a period of three years with a reaccreditation process of agency self-assessment, mock on-site inspection, official on-site review of agency policy compliance to state standards, and a hearing held by the Commission.
Through their dedication and professionalism, the men and women of the St. Augustine Beach Police Department went above the statewide standard in law enforcement. Accreditation enhances a community’s understanding of the law enforcement agency’s role; as well as its goals and objectives.
February 25, 2015, Awarded at the commission conference location in Daytona Beach
February 21, 2018, Awarded at the commission conference location in Daytona Beach
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.