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