The Highland Beach Police Department was accredited through the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation in June 2016.
Accreditation has long been recognized as a means of maintaining the highest standards of professionalism. Accreditation is the certification by an independent reviewing authority that an entity has met specific requirements and prescribed standards.
Schools, universities, and hospitals are some of the most well-known organizations that are required to maintain accreditation. Since 1993 law enforcement agencies in Florida have attained accredited status through the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. To maintain accreditation the Highland Beach Police Department is required to comply with over 250 professional standards.
The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation requires that all accredited agencies receive a comprehensive onsite assessment every three years.