accreditation team invites public comment about fppd

(November 1, 2016) – “A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive December 13, 2016, to examine all aspects of the Fort Pierce Police Department’s (FPPD) policies and operations”, Chief Diane Hobley-Burney said today.

The Commission is an independent organization that evaluates police department procedures, management and support services, ensuring they meet approximately 260 standards considered critical to life, health, and safety issues. Lieutenant Katherine England, who is the Interim Accreditation Program Manager for FPPD, will oversee the assessment.

For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about FPPD’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please email or write:

Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation
P.O. Box 1489
Tallahassee, Florida 32302

The Accreditation Assessment Team, led by Captain David Pate, of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, includes law enforcement practitioners from other agencies. The Assessment Team’s three-day visit will involve reviewing written materials and observing examples of compliance with Commission standards.

After the on-site assessment of FPPD is complete, the Accreditation Assessment Team will report back to the full Commission, which will then determine if the agency meets the standards to receive accreditation.

Chief Hobley-Burney stated, “Our participation in the process to maintain accreditation is voluntary. For the Fort Pierce Police Department to achieve accredited status from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation is a highly respected recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.”

For more information, contact:
Ed Cunningham
Public Information Officer
Fort Pierce Police Department
C: (772) 216-4350
(772) 467-6801