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Posted on: June 3, 2020

ACCREDITATION TEAM INVITES PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT DAYTONA BEACH SHORES DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Director of Public Safety Stephan L. Dembinsky announced the assessment originally planned for April 14-16, 2020 has been rescheduled to July 14-16, 2020.  Due to the extent and impact of COVID-19 the traditional onsite in person assessment activities are not in the best interest of the participating agencies and assessors.  The assessment will be conducted remotely to examine all aspects of the Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public Safety’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.  Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public Safety must comply with approximately 239 standards to receive accredited status.  Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safety issues. 

As part of the assessment, agency members and the public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team.  A copy of the standards is available through Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public Safety’s Public Information Officer, Det. Meegan Wilmot 386-763-5335.

For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public Safety’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please write:

CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302, or email to info@flaccreditation.org.

The Accreditation Program Manager for Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public Safety is Jennifer Ruland.  The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies.  The assessors will review written materials; interview individuals; and view videos where compliance can be witnessed.  The CFA Assessment Team Leader is Captain Wayne Enterkin of the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office.  Other team members are Sgt. Ryan LaRowe of the Palmetto Police Department and Ms. Lafayetta Hodges of the Ocala Police Department. 

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 accredited status.  Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public Safety accreditation is for 3 years.  Verification by the team that Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public Safety meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain or maintain accreditation--a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence, Director Dembinsky said.

For further assistance contact Det. Meegan Wilmot 386-763-5335.

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