Contact: Lieutenant Samika Gibson
Phone: 305-593-6699 Ext.2546
Accreditation is the bestowing of credentials symbolizing approval from a professional organization upon practitioners or specific institutions. Complying with specific accepted standards established for an institution or occupation.
Accreditation is a special status that is awarded to a law enforcement agency by an accrediting entity such as the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) or the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Incorporated (CFA).
Accreditation in law enforcement is similar to accreditation of other fields e.g., universities, colleges, hospitals, medical/research facilities. Accreditation signifies that an agency has met specific standards of excellence and operates according to norms established by professional law enforcement practitioners