Orlando Police Department
Public Information Office
ACCREDITATION TEAM INVITES PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT THE ORLANDO POLICE
Orlando: A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement
Accreditation (CFA) will arrive August 4, 2009 to examine all aspects of the
Orlando Police Departmentís polices and procedures, management, operations, and
support services, Chief Val B. Demings announced today. The Orlando Police
Department must comply with approximately 259 standards in order to receive
As part of the on-site assessment, agency members and the general public are
invited to offer comments to the assessment team. The public may call
407-246-3900 on August 5th, between the hours of 1:00 Ė 5:00 p.m.
Telephone comments are limited to ten minutes and must address the agencyís
ability to comply with CFA standards. A copy of the standards is available
through the Orlando Police Departmentís Public Information Officer, Sergeant
Barb Jones, in Orlando at 407-246-2403.
Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Orlando Police Departmentís
ability to meet standards of accreditation may write to: CFA 3504 Lake Lydia
Drive, Suite 380, Orlando, FL 32817.
The Accreditation Program Manager for the Orlando Police Department, Lieutenant
Sue Manney, advised that the assessment team is composed of law enforcement
practitioners from similar agencies. The assessors will review written
materials; interview individuals; and visit officers and other places where
compliance can be witnessed. The CFA Assessment Team Leader is Director Mike
Somberg from the Broward County Sheriffís Office.
Once the Commissionís assessors complete their review of the agency, they will
report back to the full Commission, which will decide if the agency is to
receive accredited status. The Orlando Police Departmentís accreditation is for
three years. Chief Demings advised verification by the team that the Orlando
Police Department meets the Commissionís standards is part of a voluntary
process to gain or maintain accreditation Ė a highly prized recognition of law
enforcement professional excellence.