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Accreditation Team Invites Public Comments About Mount Dora Police Department

Posted on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 1:31 am

Mount Dora: A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive on March 12, 2019 to examine all aspects of the Mount Dora Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. The Mount Dora Police Department has to comply with approximately 250 standards in order to receive accredited status. Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safety issues.
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 Mount Dora’s Public Information Officer in Mount Dora at 352-735- 7142
For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Mount Dora Police Department ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please write: CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302, or email to flaccreditation@fdle.state.fl.us.
The Accreditation Program Manager for the Mount Dora Police Department is Debbie Fecht. She said the assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies. The assessors will review written materials; interview individuals; and visit 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. Mount Dora Police Department’s accreditation is valid for 3 years. Verification by the team that Mount Dora Police Department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain or maintain accreditation–a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence, Chief John O’Grady said.