Accreditation & Records
Accreditation is a coveted award that symbolizes professionalism, excellence and competence. The goal of accreditation is to establish and maintain standards that represent current policies, increase effectiveness and efficiency of police services, reduce the liability for the agency and staff, and make an agency accountable to the community they serve. The Ponce Inlet Police Department is proud to be State Accredited through the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation.
In 1993, Florida Statute 943.125 directed the Florida Sheriffs’ Association and the Florida Police Chiefs’ Association to create a voluntary law enforcement accreditation program. An accreditation program has long been recognized as a means of maintaining the highest standards of professionalism. Accreditation is the certification by an independent reviewing authority that an entity has met specific requirements and prescribed standards.
The Ponce Inlet Police department received its first accreditation in 2005, and was re-accredited in 2008, 2011, 2014, and 2017, and 2020.
I am extremely proud of the work done by the Ponce Inlet Police Department’s accreditation team led by our Accreditation Manager, Ms. Gina Manchester. The assessment team used the word “flawless” to describe the work done by the team and stated, “The Ponce Inlet Police Department is a professional agency that is clearly committed to the accreditation process…..the assessment team was impressed by the members of the agency that were interviewed throughout the process.”
The citizens and visitors of Ponce Inlet should be proud of the men and women of the Ponce Inlet Police Department. The commitment to excellence as shown by our team is a testament to their hard work and dedication. Excellence doesn’t happen by accident.
About the Florida Police Accreditation Coalition, Inc.
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 and other records related duties.
Records is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday.