FDLE Receives Reaccreditation by State Commission

Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey today formally accepted the department’s reaccreditation award from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) at a commission meeting held in Stuart, Fla. This marks FDLE’s fourth consecutive state reaccreditation and compliance with professional standards relating to the agency’s policies, procedures, management operations and support services.

”I’m proud of this agency and how excellence is embedded in our work culture,” said Commissioner Bailey. “This reaccreditation reflects our commitment to delivering professional law enforcement services each and every day.”

Undergoing the voluntary state accreditation process provides FDLE with an independent quality assurance review and encourages intense self-scrutiny, resulting in more efficient and effective daily operations. Since becoming state accredited in 1996, FDLE has undergone rigorous inspections which include on-site assessments, employee interviews, and extensive reviews of policies, procedures and records.

In November, FDLE received its fifth reaccreditation award from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). In order to receive this national reaccreditation, FDLE had to demonstrate compliance with 463 standards. Since becoming accredited by CALEA in 1990, FDLE has received six consecutive national accreditation awards, placing the agency in an elite category as a recipient of another Meritorious Recognition. Meritorious Recognition is awarded to agencies that have maintained accreditation for 15 or more continuous years.

For Further Information Contact:
Heather Smith, Kristen Chernosky or Mike Morrison
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001