Accreditation / Department Policies & Procedures

The Commission
The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. (CFA) was established by charter on December 13th, 1994 and incorporated on February 9, 1995. It is an independent, tax-exempt, not-for-profit corporation designated as the accrediting body for Florida law enforcement agencies and Inspectors General Offices. The Commission’s purpose is to establish a program for accreditation that can be achieved by all Florida law enforcement agencies and IG Offices.

The Philosophy of the Commission
The Florida accreditation process is designed to reflect best practices in the areas of law enforcement, inspectors general, corrections and pretrial management, administration, operations, and support services.  The Commission expects agencies to maintain compliance and presumes agencies operate in compliance with their established directives. 

Striving For Excellence - Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation
To be accredited the agency must meet hundreds of standards established by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA). These standards address all facets of the agency including administration, internal affairs operations, investigations, patrol, personnel, training, traffic, response to resistance and more. 

After the agency prepares the accreditation standards, three independent law enforcement professionals from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation came to the Village of Key Biscayne Police Department. For three days the assessors come to the agency interview personnel, scrutinized the physical building, equipment, inspect records and review our policies, procedures and more. After an intense examination, the team of assessors conduct a meeting with the Chief of Police, Accreditation Manager, and command staff members whether they will recommend to the Commission that we be awarded accreditation status.

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