Accreditation Team Assess FAMU Police Department

Posted at 11:15 PM, Oct 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-21 23:15:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (WTXL) - A team from the commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation is on FAMU's campus to examine it's police policies and procedures.

The commission is the main accreditation agency for all law enforcement departments in the state. While getting this certificate is not required, it can help the agency become more accountable and professional.

FAMU Police hope that by becoming state accredited, they'll be able to show the community their commitment to excellence. During the process the commision examines the agency's procedures, policies, and staff to make sure they are compliant with the the CFA's 260 standards.

The accreditation process is designed to raise the standards of the agency. It provides a higher level of accountability that the department is required to follow in order to keep its accreditation. It can also help reduce insurance and other costs.