On December 4, 2004, the Florida Highway Patrol was reaccredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). The Accreditation Award was presented to Colonel Knight at the Commission's conference in Austin, Texas. In its official award letter, the Commission stated that FHP, "had met the requirements of a highly regarded and broadly recognized body of law enforcement standards." This marks the Florida Highway Patrol's third award, having been originally accredited in November of 1996.
The award follows an extensive on-site assessment by CALEA assessors who reviewed all aspects of the Patrol's operations. The assessors, all law enforcement professionals, were chosen by CALEA and came from Ontario, Canada, Texas, and Illinois. The assessment consisted of a review of files prepared for each standard, tours of nine Patrol facilities, and comments received from citizens. In the course of their review, the Commission's assessors interviewed over 100 FHP employees and inspected all areas of operations for compliance with CALEA standards.
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