The University of North Florida Police Department is scheduled for an assessment as part of a program to achieve re-accreditation by verifying it continues to meet professional standards. The assessment is scheduled for November 3 to 5, 2020. Administered by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. [CFA], the accreditation program requires that agencies comply with approximately 260 professional standards. A team of assessors will examine all aspects of the agency’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services. The assessors will review written materials and interview individuals via Zoom. The CFA assessment team leader is Vicki Cutcliffe, U. S. Marshals Service. Other team members are Charlotte Johnson, Oviedo Police Department and Shawn Johnson, West Palm Beach Police Department.
As part on the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments to the assessment team. A copy of the standards is available through UNF Police Department Sergeant Shawn A. Faulkner by calling (904) 620-2364 or emailing email@example.com. For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the UNF Police Department’s ability to meet standards of accreditation, write to CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida, 32302 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to maintain accredited status. Verification by the team that the UNF Police Department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain or maintain accreditation.