During the Tuesday, January 4, City Commission meeting, officials recognized the Coral Springs Police Department for receiving the CALEA Flagship Law Enforcement Accreditation and Communications accreditation on December 1, 2010. The award signifies the agency has successfully met a body internationally recognized professional standards in one of four public safety credentialing programs offered by CALEA: Law enforcement accreditation, public safety communications accreditation, public safety training academy accreditation and law enforcement recognition.
This is the seventh time The Coral Springs Police Department received a Law Enforcement Accreditation Award and the second time it was awarded the Communications Accreditation, with the added designation of Flagship for the Law Enforcement Award.
“Accreditation validates a police department’s standing in the community, making sure that they are following the necessary principles and guidelines of the top law enforcement agencies in the country,” Police Chief Duncan Foster said. “The Flagship status allows us to be a benchmark to other cities to follow for best practices, so we are very excited. It’s important for residents to understand that accreditation really validates a department’s professionalism.”
“This is not something every police department earns, but it comes from diligence and keeping your eye on the road,” Vice Mayor Claudette Bruck said. “I am very proud of all the men and women in blue. I feel safe in my City because of you.”
“I want to thank you, Chief [Foster], for your leadership, and the department for keeping our community safe,” City Manager Erdal Dönmez said.”We really, really appreciate all of you.”
Photos of these recognitions are available at www.CoralSprings.org/Commission/Recognitions.