Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office

PIO Number: 20-7-29

Sheriff Gregory Tony is proud to announce that an assessment team from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) is recommending that the Broward Sheriff’s Office receive full accreditation status. 

Last June, BSO lost its law enforcement accreditation as a result of the handling of the airport and Parkland mass shootings. On October 2, 2019, the CFA unanimously voted to approve Sheriff Tony’s request for an earlier than normal review to restore BSO’s law enforcement accreditation.

June 2020, BSO was honored to welcome the group of assessors from CFA to view the agency’s compliance with rigorous accreditation standards. BSO voluntarily took part in the assessment conducted on June 30 through July 2. 

During this time the accreditation team reviewed agency policies, procedures and records and also interviewed staff members to ensure BSO is following guidelines set forth by accreditation standards and state laws. 

The assessment team provided glowing remarks during its exit interview and found BSO to be 100% in compliance with all mandatory standards. “The Broward County Sheriff’s Office appears to be an excellently managed agency with members that are extremely proud to be part of it,” CFA Assessment Team Leader Sgt. Frank Ruggiero noted. 

Sheriff Tony and the entire BSO team look forward to the commission’s final vote regarding the agency’s full accreditation status at their October meeting.

Veda Coleman-Wright/Dir. of PIO

Date: July 28, 2020