Belle Glade Sun

School Police Department receives full accreditation

WEST PALM BEACH — The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) has approved full reaccreditation for the School District of Palm Beach County School Police Department. This is the sixth time that the school police department has received accreditation since 2003.

Accreditation, a highly-prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence, certifies that the department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services are in compliance with CFA standards. The school police department received accreditation with no conditions.

School police must comply with approximately 260 standards in order to receive accredited status. Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safety issues.

The accreditation process, led by Accreditation Manager Detective Ken Clark and School Police Project Facilitator Jennifer Garson, began in April and included on-site assessment of written materials, office visits, review of site compliance, interviews with agency members review of public comment accessed by CFA for approval.

Accreditation must be re-evaluated every three years.

A copy of the standards is available through the CFA website at