Accreditation team invites public comments about the Lighthouse Point Police Department

LIGHTHOUSE POINT, Fl

Lighthouse Point:  A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive April 16, 2019 to examine all aspects of the Lighthouse Point Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.  The Lighthouse Point 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. The Lighthouse Point Police Department has been accredited since 2000 and is seeking their 6th reaccreditation status.

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 Administrative Commander Jack Vaccaro at (954) 784-3438.

For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Lighthouse Point Police Department’s 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 Lighthouse Point Police Department is Commander Jack Vaccaro. 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 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.  Lighthouse Point Police Department’s accreditation is valid for 3 years.  Verification by the team that the Lighthouse Point 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 Ross Licata said.