Accreditation is the certification by an independent reviewing authority that an agency has met specific requirements and prescribed standards. Similar to accreditation programs required for schools, universities, and hospitals, law enforcement accreditation programs are recognized as a means of maintaining the highest standards of professionalism in law enforcement.
To be accredited in law enforcement, an agency must meet hundreds of standards established by an international and/or state law enforcement accreditation program. These standards address all facets of an agency including administration, human resources, internal affairs, operations, investigations, patrol, training, traffic, and more.
The Plantation Police Department has been accredited with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) since 1998 and with the CALEA Public Safety Communications Accreditation Program since 2012. The department has also been accredited with the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) since 2000. Both are voluntary law enforcement accreditation programs. Every three-years, a team comprised of law enforcement professionals conducts an on-site assessment of our department and then we appear before the commission to determine our eligibility for reaccreditation.
The Plantation Police Department is proud of our accredited status and will continue to demonstrate to the community that we are committed to the highest standards of professional excellence in law enforcement service. Please click the links below to read more about the accreditation process.