Accreditation Team Invites Public Comments About Florida Polytechnic University Police Department

Jul 12, 2023
University Police cars in front of Florida Poly building
University Police vehicles in front of Florida Poly's IST building.

LAKELAND, Fla. – A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive Tuesday, Aug. 15 at Florida Polytechnic University to examine all aspects of the University’s Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. Florida Polytechnic University Police Department (FPPD must comply with numerous standards to receive accredited status. Many of the standards are critical to life, health, safety issues, and best practices.

As part of the assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team. A copy of the standards manual is available on the CFA website at under the standards tab.

The accreditation program manager for FPPD is Caroline Renew. She said the assessment team is composed of assessors from similar agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other areas where compliance can be observed.

Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report to the full Commission, which then determines if the agency is to receive accredited or reaccredited status. Florida Polytechnic University Police Department’s accreditation is valid for three years.

Verification that FPPD meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain or maintain accreditation--a highly prized recognition of professional excellence,” said Richard A. Holland, chief of police of Florida Polytechnic University Police Department.

For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Florida Polytechnic University Police Department’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please send correspondence to: CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida, 32302, or send an email to


Caroline Renew