Public Notice July 17, 2023
The Apopka Police Department is scheduled from August 22-24, 2023, for a site visit as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards. A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will be conducting an assessment in order to examine all aspects of the Apopka Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services. The Apopka Police Department must comply with approximately 250 standards in order to receive accredited status.
As part of the assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team. A copy of the standards manual is available through the Apopka Police Department’s Public Information Officer at 407-703-1771.
For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Apopka Police Department’s ability to meet standards of accreditation, please write: CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Accreditation Program Manager for the Apopka Police Department is Jennifer Jacques. The assessment team will be composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies. The assessors will review written materials; interview individuals; and view vehicles, equipment, offices, and other areas where compliance can be witnessed.
Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then determine if the agency is to receive accredited status. The Apopka Police Department’s accreditation is valid for three (3) years. Verification by the assessment team that the Apopka Police Department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain or maintain accreditation, which is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.