Florida Highway Patrol Receives Top Marks in Re-Accreditation Assessment

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Posted at 6:54 PM, Nov 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-15 18:54:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - After a re-accreditation assessment, the Florida Highway Patrol has announced that it received top marks and achieved the gold standard accreditation.

The prestigious Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) reviewed and evaluated FHP's records to see if they were in compliance with all mandatory national law enforcement standards.

This is the first time FHP pursued and achieved the gold standard accreditation, which officials said, distinguishes FHP as a leading law enforcement agency in the nation.

“The FHP works tirelessly each and every day to ensure the safety of Floridians and visitors, and I am very proud of FHP’s continued professionalism,” said Terry L. Rhodes, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). “FHP members have a very demanding job, and the gold standard accreditation recognizes the high standard in which they perform their duties.”

With this seventh award, FHP has maintained its accredited status with CALEA continuously since 1996.