2010 Florida Statutes
Law enforcement agency accreditation; intent.
Law enforcement agency accreditation; intent.—
It is the intent of the Legislature that law enforcement agencies in the state be upgraded and strengthened through the adoption of meaningful standards of operation for those agencies.
It is the further intent of the Legislature that law enforcement agencies voluntarily adopt standards designed to promote equal and fair law enforcement, to maximize the capability of law enforcement agencies to prevent and control criminal activities, and to increase interagency cooperation throughout the state.
It is further the intent of the Legislature to encourage the Florida Sheriffs Association and the Florida Police Chiefs Association to develop, either jointly or separately, a law enforcement agency accreditation program. The program must be independent of any law enforcement agency, the Florida Sheriffs Association, or the Florida Police Chiefs Association. The program must address, at a minimum, the following aspects of law enforcement:
Seizure and forfeiture of contraband articles.
Recording and processing citizens’ complaints.
Use of force.
Handling natural and manmade disasters.
Collection and preservation of evidence.
Recruitment and selection.
Law enforcement disciplinary procedures and rights.
Use of criminal investigative funds.
s. 4, ch. 93-252; s. 68, ch. 96-388; s. 33, ch. 2001-64; s. 146, ch. 2005-2; s. 161, ch. 2010-102.