Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation Receives Resolution from Florida Police Chiefs

The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. (CFA) was recognized this week with a resolution from the Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA). The resolution, recognizes CFA for its contributions to law enforcement professionalism, and officially endorses the Florida law enforcement accreditation standards. The resolution was presented to the Chair of the CFA Commission, Chief Charles Rinehart of the Punta Gorda Police Department, at the opening session of the FPCA's summer conference in Jacksonville on June 25. The FPCA adopted the resolution on April 10, 2007.

The CFA was created in 1993 pursuant to Florida Statute to serve as an accrediting body for Florida law enforcement agencies. The Commission currently consists of four police chiefs, four sheriffs, and one representative each from the Florida Association of Counties, League of Cities, Judiciary, and the State Law Enforcement Chiefs Association. Since its inception, more than 125 agencies have been accredited by complying with approximately 250 professional standards. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement staffs the Commission.

"The Florida Police Chiefs Association's support has been an integral part in the success of the Commission," said CFA Executive Director Peg Gant. "This resolution is a valued endorsement and lasting symbol of that support."

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Heather Smith or Kristen Perezluha
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