The Ormond Beach Police Department has officially received their accreditation renewal from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFLEA), making it one of only 30-40% of accredited police departments out of more than 385 law enforcement agencies in Florida.
An accreditation program has long been recognized as a means of maintaining the highest standards of professionalism. The accreditation renewal process occurs every three years with a meticulous formal review. The Ormond Beach Police Department was first accredited in 2002 and the process reflects an adherence and performance to high standards every day, with all work processes and performance over all three years.
“Our department continues to grow professionally and to do our jobs at a consistently high level,” Ormond Beach Police Chief Jesse Godfrey said. “We are committed to the accreditation process and the transparency and accountability that it brings under the philosophy of the 21st-century policing model.”
Standards that are audited include: role, responsibilities, and relationships with other agencies; organization, management, and administration; personnel administration; use of force reporting; law enforcement operations, operational support, and traffic law enforcement; detainee and court-related services; and auxiliary and technical services.
Accreditation benefits include everything from an increase in public confidence, higher crime prevention, and an assurance that recruitment, selection, and promotion processes are fair and equitable, to a raised morale and pride from the state and local recognition of professional competence.
Photo: L to R: Captain Chris Roos, Chief Jesse Godfrey, Accreditation Specialist Jeff Owens