A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive on December 15, 2020, to examine all aspects of the Miami Gardens Police Department’s (MGPD) policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. MGPD 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 MGPD’s Professional Compliance Division at (305) 474-1678.
For more information regarding the CFA, or for persons wishing to offer written comments about MGPD’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please write: CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Accreditation Program Manager for MGPD is Sergeant Buddy Hunholz. 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 will report back to the full Commission, which will then determine if the agency should receive accredited status. MGPD’s accreditation will be valid for three (3) years. Verification by the team that MGPD 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.