Accreditation

A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive March 8th, 2022 to examine all aspects of the Wilton Manors Police Department’s  policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. Wilton Manors has to comply with numerous standards in order to receive accredited status. Many of the standards are critical to life, health, safety issues, and 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 WMPD’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please send correspondence to: CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida, 32302, or email to flaccreditation@fdle.state.fl.us.

The accreditation program manager for Wilton Manors Police is Mr. Doug Robertson. He said the assessment team is composed of assessors from similar agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other areas where compliance can be observed.

Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report to the full Commission, which then determines if the agency is to receive reaccredited status. The department’s accreditation is valid for three years. Verification by the team that Wilton Manors meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to maintain accreditation--a highly prized recognition of professional excellence, Chief Gary Blocker said.

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An Accreditation program has long been recognized as a means of maintaining the highest standard of CFA Logo
professionalism. Indeed, it is a form of “best practices” that acts to protect both the police officers and the citizenship they are sworn to protect. Accreditation has proven to give a high return on investment because it protects taxpayer dollars by providing the most efficient use of staffing and equipment through the adoption and use of these “best practices.” A Police Department which attains such designation is the functional equivalent to a Doctor or a Lawyer being “Board Certified” and it means that we meet or exceed the highest standards of our respective professions. In addition, Accreditation helps in our recruiting efforts as the best police candidates are drawn to the best Police Departments. Finally, those Police Departments which are accredited tend to have a higher success rate in securing Grant Awards because of the status that comes with being accredited.

To reach the Wilton Manors Police Department Accreditation Coordinator please call 954-390-2106.

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