The Clearwater Police Department is accredited through the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation as a means to ensure compliance with the highest standards of the law enforcement profession. The police department first attained its accreditation status in 1998.
The re-accreditation process takes place every three years, and the police department has reached and maintained its accreditation status through the re-accreditation process, reaching Excelsior status in 2013.
Excelsior status is awarded to agencies that attain re-accreditation without conditions five consecutive times.
The Office of Professional Standards is responsible for coordinating the accreditation process and ensuring the agency complies with over 250 law enforcement accreditation standards.
For more information, visit the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation.