Accreditation is a coveted award that symbolizes professionalism, excellence and competence. The Ponce Inlet Police Department is proud to be State Accredited through the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation.
The Ponce Inlet Police Department was initially accredited on October 5, 2005 with National Recognition through CALEA. The Police Department has since received re-accredited status three times, first on October 8, 2008, then on September 29, 2011 and again on October 8, 2014.
The accreditation program was designed with consideration for the following goals:
- To establish and maintain standards that represent current police practices.
- To increase effectiveness and efficiency in delivery of police services.
- To establish standards that address and reduce liability for the agency and its members.
- To establish standards that make an agency and its members accountable to the community they serve
The Florida Police Accreditation Coalition, Inc. (FLA-PAC) is a not-for-profit organization representing a coalition of criminal justice agencies from across the State working together to achieve and maintain accredited status. FLA-PAC provides a network for law enforcement professionals, which encourages communication, mutual cooperation, support, and the sharing of resources in the pursuit and maintenance of accreditation.
The Records Unit includes several staff members who serve as the first point-of-contact for citizens who visit the Police Department or call the non-emergency number.
Staff members enter reports and citations into the Records Management System (RMS), take public records requests, accept payment for parking citations, and handle pet registrations, bicycle registrations, skate park registrations and other records related duties.
Records is open 8:00 am to 4:30pm daily.