2017 Reaccreditation Press Release
Brooksville: A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive April 4, 2017 to examine all aspects of the Brooksville Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services, Police Chief George B. Turner announced today. The Brooksville Police Department has to comply with approximately 260 standards in order to receive a second reaccreditation status. Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safety issues. The department received initial accreditation in June 2011 and its’ first reaccreditation in June 2014.
As part of the on-site assessment, department members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team. A copy of the standards is available through the Brooksville Police Department Accreditation Manager at (352) 540-3804.
For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Brooksville Police Department’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please write:
CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Accreditation Program Manager for the Brooksville Police Department is Sergeant Robert W. Dixon, Jr. He 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 places where compliance can be witnessed. The CFA Assessment Team Leader is Ms. Vicki Cutcliffe, a thirty-five career law enforcement professional and most recently the Accreditation Manager for the Florida Supreme Court, Office of the Marshal. Other team members are Ms. Darlene M. Krokos, Accreditation Manager for the Altamonte Springs Police Department and Corporal Patrick Proudler, Accreditation Manager for the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority Police Department.
Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the department, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the department is to receive reaccredited status. Brooksville Police Department’s accreditation is for 3 years. Verification by the team that the Brooksville Police Department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to maintain accreditation – a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence, Chief Turner said.