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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Accreditation Process for Panama City Police Dept. to Begin on June 30th

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A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will begin a remote assessment on June 30, 2020, to examine all aspects of the Panama City Police Department’s policies, procedures, management, operations, and support services. In light of COVID19 protocol, the assessment will be conducted virtually or remotely.

The Panama City Police Department has maintained accreditation since 2002 and voluntarily complies with approximately 240 standards in order to continue to receive accredited status.

The Assessment Team, composed of law enforcement practitioners from various parts of the state, will review written materials and interview individuals via webcasts to determine compliance. The Team consists of three assessors chosen by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation Staff. Once the assessors complete their review of the Police Department, they report their findings to the Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to receive or maintain full accreditation status.

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

A copy of the standards for review may be obtained by contacting the Panama City Police Department’s Accreditation Manager, Casey Osborne, at (850) 872-7215.

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