(Tuesday, July 4, 2023) – A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive on Tuesday, August 8th, 2023, to examine all aspects of the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department must comply with numerous standards in order to receive accreditation status. Many of the standards are critical to both life and health as well as safety issues and overall best practices.
As part of the assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team. A copy of the standards manual is available on the CFA website at www.flaccreditation.org under the standards tab.
For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please send correspondence to: CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida, 32302, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The accreditation program manager for the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department is Mr. Doug Robertson. According to Mr. Robertson, the assessment team will be composed of assessors from similar agencies to that of the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals within the agency, and visit offices and other areas within the department where compliance can be observed.
Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they will report the findings of their assessment to the full Commission, which then determines if the agency is to receive accredited or reaccredited status. The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department’s accreditation is valid for three years. Verification by the team that Sunny Isles Beach Police meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain and then maintain accreditation– “A highly prized recognition of professional excellence.”, Sunny Isles Beach Police Chief Edward Santiago said.