Accreditation team invites public comment on FDLE


For Immediate Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Assessors with the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will visit FDLE beginning Nov. 3 as part of the accreditation process.  Assessors will examine FDLE’s policies, procedures, management, operations, and support services in addition to conducting interviews and visiting offices.  FDLE must comply with more than 80 compliance standards to receive accreditation.   
As part of the on-site assessment, agencymembers and the public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team. Comments must address the agency’s ability to comply with CFA standards. A copy of the standards is available through FDLE’s Public Information Office.
Comments can be made in writing, or via email.
In writing
CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida  32302
The CFA Assessment Team Leader is Deputy Chief Joe Monteagudo with Key Biscayne Police Department.  Other team members are Ms. Maureen Buice with Fort Myers Police Department and Sergeant Kevin Engelhardt with Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
Regional office visits will be conducted in Pensacola by Deputy Chief Rick Hawthorne with Gulf Breeze Police Department, in Jacksonville by Ray Beltz with Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, and in Miami by Luanne Smith-Horton with Coral Springs Police Department.
For Further Information Contact:
Gretl Plessinger, Molly Best or Steve Arthur
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001