State Accreditation Recognition

sealThe South Daytona Police Department was initially accredited on February 6, 2002, and at that time the Department became the 87th Florida law enforcement agency to be awarded "Accreditation" through the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation.

On a state level, Accreditation is the highest obtainable award an agency can obtain for police service. Locally, we are the fifth agency in Volusia County to receive this award.

"Accreditation, as it applies to law enforcement, is a process whereby a law enforcement agency is given approval by an official review board, after the agency has met specific standards deemed appropriate for the mission of all law enforcement agencies."

By comparison state wide, there are over 400 law enforcement agencies, that include 67 Sheriff's Departments, 260 cities, with the remainder being State Agencies, Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), University Police, Port Authority, etc...

Accreditation is not a one time event, as we must be reviewed every three years to maintain our status.

Even though we are proud of our accomplishment, we are still striving to provide our citizens with a safe community in which to live. We actively solicit you valued input and assistance.

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