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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 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

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