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The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. (CFA) is the accrediting body for law enforcement agencies for the State of Florida.  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Division of Law Enforcement received their initial accredited status from CFA in February 2009 and were awarded re-accreditation in February 2012.  The Division’s achievement of accredited status makes it the largest conservation law enforcement agency in the nation to achieve this level of distinction and the 8th largest accredited law enforcement agency in Florida - preceded in rank by the Florida Highway Patrol and 6 Sheriff’s Offices.

Accreditation requires consistency, transparency and accountability, confirmed through a CFA assessment.  During December 10-12, 2014, the Division will be assessed for award of their second re-accreditation by CFA trained assessors. These assessors will review files that prove compliance, uniformity and consistency with over 260 CFA accreditation standards.  Assessments will also be conducted at several of the Division’s 31 field offices, evidence facilities or Regional Communications Centers.  Receiving a re-accredited status demonstrates a continued commitment to professional excellence and increases the Division's ability to fulfill its mission of protecting Florida's natural resources and people through more effective and efficient delivery of law enforcement services.

Juli BrownMs. Juli Brown serves as the Accreditation Manager for FWC's Division of Law Enforcement. Ms. Brown has 28 years of experience in State Government to include accounting, licensing and permitting, fisheries management, program management and accreditation. Ms. Brown is certified by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) as an Accreditation Manager, Assessor and Team Leader. She is also recognized as a Certified Accreditation Profession (CAP) by the Florida Police Accreditation Coalition (FLA-PAC), one of only 23 CAP certifications awarded Statewide.

If you have questions or concerns regarding accreditation, please contact Ms. Brown at or 850-617-9401. You may also visit the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) Not a Mobile-Enabled Link website


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