The Coral Springs Police Department was awarded the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) Gold Standard Excellence, making it the first and only department in the country to receive Accreditation with Excellence for both Law Enforcement and Communications.
CALEA recently changed their accreditation programs to challenge and hold enrolled clients to a Gold Standard of best practice resulting in considerable benefits. Prior to receiving this, the Coral Springs Police Department received the Flagship Law Enforcement Accreditation and Communications accreditation.
The award signifies the agency is not only a stellar agency but has successfully met a body of 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.
“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 Tony Pustizzi said.
“We know we have a great Police Department, but when we hear that out of 130 top agencies in the country that we are the best in the country, it is truly a humbling experience,” City Manager Erdal Donmez said.