Accreditation assessment team invites public to comment on FDLE

For Immediate Release
February 19, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will be visiting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on March 19 – 22, 2018 to examine all aspects of the department’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services.  As part of the assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments. Comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards.
Individuals may call (855) 698-0673 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.
In person
A public information session will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.  The session will be conducted at FDLE headquarters, 2331 Phillips Road, Tallahassee, Florida.
Written comments can be made to:  Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., 13575 Heathcote Blvd, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155 or
FDLE must comply with 484 standards to maintain accredited status.  Since becoming accredited in 1990, the department has undergone rigorous inspections to ensure compliance with national standards for police agencies.  This process provides confidence for department management and the public that FDLE achieves and maintains high standards.
FDLE’s CALEA program manager is Vincent Dauro.  The assessors are Team Leader Major William David Munday (Ret.), North Carolina State Highway Patrol and Virginia State Police Captain Caren Sterling.
Once the assessors complete their review, they report back to the full Commission, which determines accreditation for a three year period.
For Further Information Contact:
Gretl Plessinger, Jessica Cary, Jeremy Burns or Angela Starke
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001