Coral Springs is proud to announce that once again the Coral Springs Police Department received Advance Meritorious Accreditation with Excellence for Law Enforcement and Accreditation with Excellence for Communications from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®). This was the ninth Accreditation Award for Law Enforcement and the fourth Accreditation Award for our Communications Division. CALEA® accreditation is a voluntary process that requires accredited agencies to submit annual reports showing compliance with the program’s standards. Agencies must stand for re-accreditation every four years, a process which includes an in-depth on-site assessment, community input and a formal hearing before a panel of commissioners.
During the CALEA® Awards presentation held in Charleston, South Carolina, our department was the only agency to receive the Award with Excellence in both Law Enforcement and Communications out of more than 100 North American agencies. Chief Tony Pustizzi, who attended the ceremony said, “The Commissioners and Assessors commented on how impressed they were with our personnel and the many programs we provide to the residents of Coral Springs. I have always known that we have an outstanding department and I am proud of all our accomplishments.”
In addition to this award, our agency was also re-accredited as an Excelsior Agency by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) during their conference in Weston, Florida earlier this month.
The purpose and importance of these programs is to improve the delivery of public safety services by maintaining standards which strengthen crime prevention, increase community support, establish non-discriminatory personnel practices and formalize management procedures.
“We are extremely proud of our Police Department for continuously raising the bar. They are a model of excellence in Florida and nationwide,” Mayor Skip Campbell said.