About USF PD

Accreditation

On February 9, 2000, the University of South Florida Police Department (USFPD) was awarded accredited status by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. The Commission's goal is to increase professionalism in the law enforcement community by requiring agencies to establish and follow written protocols for agency operations. The Florida accreditation program was designed with consideration for the following goals: To establish and maintain standards that represent current professional law enforcement practice; To increase effectiveness and efficiency in the delivery of law enforcement services; To establish standards that address and reduce liability for the agency and its members; and To establish standards that make an agency and its personnel accountable to the constituency they serve.

Each year an Annual Report is made to the Commission detailing the agency's continued compliance with standards. A full compliance re-accreditation on-site visit is conducted by Commission representatives every three years and the results are reported to the full Commission for a vote on continued accredited status.

More information about the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation is available at the Commission website: www.flaccreditation.org.