Introduction to Florida Accreditation

An accreditation program has long been recognized as a means of maintaining the highest standards of professionalism. Accreditation is the certification by an independent reviewing authority that an entity has met specific requirements and prescribed standards. Schools, universities, and hospitals are some of the most well known organizations that are required to maintain accreditation. Now, law enforcement agencies and Inspectors General in Florida can attain accredited status through the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. Correctional facilities and agencies with pretrial responsibilities can achieve accredited status through the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission, Inc.

These Commissions meet three times per year to oversee the accreditation program and to officially accredit agencies that have passed the rigorous review process.

Osceola County Sheriff’s Office

Reaccredited on October 15, 2020, Virtual Meeting
Reaccredited on November 1, 2017, in Weston
Reaccredited on October 8, 2014, in Palm Harbor
Reaccredited on September 29, 2011, in Ponte Vedra
Reaccredited on October 8, 2008, in Crystal River
Reaccredited on October 5, 2005, in Naples
Reaccredited on October 2, 2002, in Pensacola
Accredited on October 27, 1999, in Daytona Beach