A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive December 12, 2017 to examine all aspects of the Sunrise Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services, John E. Brooks, Chief of Police
, announced. The Sunrise Police Department has to comply with approximately 260 standards in order to receive accredited status. Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safety issues.
As part of the on-site assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team. A copy of the standards is available through the CFA’s website www.flaccreditation.org
For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Sunrise 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 Sunrise Police Department is William Walls. He 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 places 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 decide if the agency is to receive accredited status. The Sunrise Police Department’s accreditation is for three years. Verification by the team that the Sunrise Police Department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain or maintain accreditation. Chief Brooks has described this as a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.