Orange County

‘We are on the right path’: UCF Police Department earns state accreditation for the fourth time

ORLANDO, Fla. — The University of Central Florida Police Department earned state accreditation once again from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, the department said in a release Thursday.


UCFPD must comply with about 250 standards in order to earn accreditation. This process ensures transparency and accountability within health and safety issues.

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Accreditation, which lasts for three years, is a voluntary process that reviews agency operations.

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UCFPD was first accredited in 2013.

“My charge to every member of UCF Public Safety is to do the right thing, and the third-party review from the CFA validates that we are on the right path and serving our community according to the highest standards,” said UCF Police Chief Carl Metzger.

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Metzger said the department is honored to continue to help the community with professional and innovative strategies.

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