BRADENTON -- The Bradenton Police Department was awarded re-accreditation on Sept. 27 by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, according to a news release.
A full compliance on-site assessment report noted that Bradenton's police department complied with 215 applicable standards, without discrepancies. The department was first accredited in 2003 and has since remained in full compliance.
"All agency members were found to be knowledgeable of the accreditation process, and to have embraced the process as part of their daily duties and delivery of law enforcement services," Mark Foxworth, captain of the Fernandina Beach Police Department and team leader of the accrediation commission, said in the news release.
Re-accrediting the police department was a unanimous decision by the commission during their fall conference in Sarasota.
"This process is just validation that the men and women of the city of Bradenton Police Department continuously demonstrate excellence, and professionalism by complying with up to date polices and procedures that are set forth by the law enforcement accrediting body for the State of Florida," Bradenton Police Chief Michael Radzilowski said in the release.