An accreditation program has long been recognized as a means of maintaining the highest standards of professionalism. Accreditation is the certification by an independent reviewing authority that an entity has met specific requirements and prescribed standards. Schools, universities, and hospitals are some of the most well-known organizations that are required to maintain accreditation. Now, law enforcement agencies and Inspectors General in Florida can attain accredited status through the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. Correctional facilities and agencies with pretrial responsibilities can achieve accredited status through the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission, Inc.
These Commissions meet three times per year to oversee the accreditation program and to officially accredit agencies that have passed the rigorous three-year review process.
The Palmetto Police Department received our initial accreditation award in 2004 and was subsequently awarded re-accreditation in 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.