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PALM BAY -- Palm Bay officials announced on Tuesday, July 23, that a team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation will examine all aspects of the Palm Bay Police Department for accreditation purposes.
For three days following Aug. 13, the CFA will examine the department's policies, procedures, management, operations and support services.
"The assessment team is comprised of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies," said Chief Doug Muldoon, in a press release.
Officials said that the assessors will review written materials, interview individuals and visit offices and other places where compliance can be witnesses.
As part of the assessment, the CFA is inviting comments from the public and agency members. All comments must be in writing and must address the agency's ability to comply with CFA standards.
"The public is encouraged to participate in this process to make sure we are delivering the professional level of service every citizen deserves," Chief Muldoon said, in the press release.
Once the CFA completes the review, a report will be sent to the full commission, which will then decide if the department is to receive re-accreditation status.
The Palm Bay Police Department must comply with 250 standards in order to renew its current accreditation status. If granted, it will be the agency's second accreditation renewal since 2007, when the department was first accredited.
Written comments about the agency's ability to meet standards of accreditation are to be sent to CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Fla., 32302.
A copy of the standards is available through the Public Information Office in Palm Bay at (321) 952-3400, Ext. 4678.