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Town of Highland Beach Law Enforcement Accreditation

What are the most significant benefits of accreditation for the citizens of Highland Beach?
  • It increases the law enforcement agency’s ability to prevent and control crime through moreeffective and efficient delivery of law enforcement services to the community it serves.
  • It enhances community understanding of the law enforcement agency and its role in thecommunity as well as its goals and objectives.
  • Citizen confidence in the policies and practices of the agency is increased.
What are the most significant benefits of accreditation to the employees of the Highland Beach Police Department?
  • The morale of the agency is enhanced by increasing the employees’ confidence in theeffectiveness and efficiency of their own agency. Operations become more streamlined andconsistent.
  • Accreditation policies address officer safety issues and provide for adequate training andequipment of the officers.
  • Accreditation is a coveted award that symbolizes professionalism, excellence, and competence.

    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.