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Friday, June 17, 2022

Miami-Dade Schools Police Department Earns Re-accreditation

The Miami-Dade Schools Police Department (MDSPD) was officially re-accredited by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) for being in full compliance of all 178 applicable standards during their assessment. Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safety issues.

This is the second time MDSPD has received reaccreditation status. It is one of only two school-based police departments in Florida to be fully accredited by CFA. MDSPD’s accreditation is valid for three years and it is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.

The CFA accreditation increases the law enforcement agency’s ability to prevent and control crime through more effective and efficient delivery of law enforcement services to the community. It enhances community understanding of the law enforcement agency, its role in the community as well as its goals and objectives. It creates a forum in which police and citizens work together to control and prevent crime and understand the challenges that confront law enforcement.

CFA is recognized as the premiere state law enforcement accreditation program in the country.

MDSPD is the largest school-based police department in the U.S. Founded in 1957 by the Dade County Education Commission, this law enforcement agency has almost 500 officers who protect the lives of students and employees at Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

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