Sunny Isles Beach Police. Three police vehicles lined up in parking lot.


SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FL (October 5, 2023) – The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department (SIBPD) proudly announces its recent accreditation by the Florida Commission for Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA). This significant achievement was officially conferred upon SIBPD on Thursday, October 4 in Fort Myers, FL. The distinguished law enforcement accreditation ensures personnel are current and compliant with the latest law enforcement trends.

In August 2023, a team of independent assessors analyzed all areas of SIBPD, including policies, procedures, operations, and training. The assessment revealed that SIBPD complies with all applicable standards, without any non-compliance issues.

“We are honored to have earned this prestigious distinction,” said SIBPD Chief Edward Santiago. “I will do everything I can to continue to offer the community a well-trained and professional police force.”

Achieving this accreditation involved adherence to numerous standards, encompassing areas such as patrol operations, traffic enforcement, criminal investigations, conduct and discipline, evidence, and more. Accreditation enhances the police department’s ability to prevent and control crime through more effective and efficient delivery of law enforcement services to our community.

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