A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. (CFA) will arrive on April 17, 2019 to examine all aspects of the Jupiter Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.
The department has been CFA accredited since 2000 and has been re-accredited every three years. In 2016, the department was awarded the title of “Excelsior Agency” which is given to agencies that have completed 15 years of continuous accredited status without any non-compliance issues. Since the agency is already internationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the department is a comparative compliance agency and as such, must comply with 111 additional standards to receive CFA reaccreditation status.
The Accreditation Program Manager for the Jupiter Police Department is Kristin Rightler. The assessment team is comprised of Florida law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other places where compliance can be observed.
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 re-accreditation status. Verification by the team that the Jupiter Police Department meets the Commission's standards is part of a voluntary process to gain or maintain accreditation and is considered a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.
For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Jupiter Police Department’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please write:
CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302.