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Update: March 22, 2019 ​                                                     Contact: Lt. Louis Grindle

Immediate Release                                                                (Phone #): 407-539-6261



A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive March 26, 2019 to examine all aspects of the Maitland Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Chief David Manuel announced today. The Maitland Police Department has to comply with approximately 240 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 Lieutenant Louis Grindle, Maitland Police Department Public Information Officer at 407-539-6261.

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

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

The Accreditation Program Manager for the Maitland Police Department is Jeff Harris. He advised that 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 Sgt. Kevin Englehardt from the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office. He will be assisted by Agent Christopher Woehr from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), and Lieutenant Mary Douglas from the Florida Atlantic University (FAU).

Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to receive accredited status. Maitland Police Department’s accreditation is for 3 years. Verification by the team that Maitland Police Department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain or maintain accreditation--a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence, Chief David Manuel said.