Tallahassee Community College Police Department Announces CFA Evaluation

June 30, 2022

Tallahassee Community College has announced that its police department (TCCPD), will be evaluated by a team of assessors from the Commissions for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) to examine all aspects of the Tallahassee Community College Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. The assessment will happen Tuesday, August 9, 2022.

The CFA assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other places where compliance can be witnessed. The CFA Assessment Team consists of Leader Gary Barrett of the Leesburg Police Department and Luis Negrete from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

TCCPD must comply with approximately 260 standards to maintain accredited status — many critical to life, health, and safety issues.

“Verification by the team that TCCPD meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to maintain accreditation — a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence,” says TCCPD’s Chief of Police Wesley Hardin.

Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be accredited. TCCPD’s accreditation is for three years. As part of the on-site assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team.

For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Tallahassee Community College Police Department’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please email info@flaccreditation.org or write to CFA P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, FL 32302. A copy of the standards can be obtained through TCCPD by contacting them at (850)-201-6100.