The Florida Highway Patrol Seeks State Re-Accreditation

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~ Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies will assess FHP ~

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) today announced that a team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive on December 6 to examine specific aspects of the FHP’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services. Since the FHP is already nationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), it only has to comply with approximately 86 additional Florida-based standards in order to receive state accredited status.

“Verification by the team that the Florida Highway Patrol meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain or maintain accreditation, which is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence,” said Colonel Gene S. Spaulding, Director of the Florida Highway Patrol.

Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to receive accredited status. The Florida Highway Patrol’s accreditation is for three years.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team. A copy of the standards are available through the Florida Highway Patrol’s Accreditation Manager’s Office in Tallahassee, which can be reached at (850) 617-2342.

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

CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302, or email to

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