Accreditation Team Invites Public Comments About the Jacksonville Aviation Authority Police Department

October 9, 2017

A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive November 7, 2017, to examine all aspects of the Jacksonville Aviation Authority Police Department’s (JAAPD) policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Director of Public Safety Mark Stevens announced today.  The JAAPD has to comply with approximately 260 standards in order to receive accredited status.  Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safety issues. 

As part of the on-site assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team.  A copy of the standards is available through Jacksonville Aviation Authority Public Information Officer at 904-741-2000.

For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the JAAPD’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please send comments to:

P.O. Box 1489
Tallahassee, Florida  32302
or email to

The Accreditation Program Manager for JAAPD is Officer Maria Rayburn. She said the 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 Leader is Lieutenant Mark Buffington from the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.  Other team members are Officer Laura Chitty from the Casselberry Police Department and Mr. Rick Gaylord from the Ormond Beach Police Department.

Once the CFA’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission. If deemed in compliance with all standards, JAAPD will earn accredited status for three years.
While a voluntary process, accreditation is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence. 


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