Pensacola Police Department receives formal state re-accreditation

The Pensacola Police Department has been re-accredited by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation. The accreditation process requires an in-depth review of every aspect of the agency’s organization, management, operations, and administration. The process took the police department two years to complete.

(Special to The Pulse)

The accreditation standards provide norms against which agency performance can be measured and monitored over time. It also serves as a yardstick to measure the effectiveness of the agency’s programs and services. The services provided are defined, and uniformity of service is assured. Accreditation is a coveted award that symbolizes professionalism, excellence, and competence.

“Chief Lyter and his team did a good job and were well commended,” said Mayor Grover Robinson. “I believe the professionalism of the police department is one of the reasons people want to live in the city of Pensacola.”

Chief Tommi Lyter added, “The officers of the Pensacola Police Department worked very hard to make sure we were worthy of re-accreditation. They are all professionals, and I am very proud of every single one of them.”