Mount Dora Police Department Receives Re-Accreditation

MOUNT DORA, Fla. (June 22, 2016) – Mount Dora Police Department (MDPD) announces today the agency has been approved for re-accreditation by the Florida Law Enforcement Commission at the Florida Police Accreditation Commission conference.

There are 260 standards MDPD complies with to receive accreditation status.  Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safety issues. The assessment team was onsite at MDPD in March 2016, composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies. The assessors spent three days reviewing written materials, interviewing agency employees and observing compliance standards.

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“Mount Dora Police Department represented itself in an admirable way. The community should be extremely proud of their police department,” said Captain Jason Ciachini, Assessment Leader in March.

The Florida Law Enforcement Commission voted unanimously that MDPD will receive re-accreditation, siting professionalism, high standards, compliance of policies and highlighted MDPD’s community engagement. Three Mount Dora residents called in to the department at the time of the assessment in March and spoke with the assessors to let them know how much they valued their police department.

“The City of Mount Dora is Someplace Special and so is our police department,” says Mayor Nick Girone, City of Mount Dora. “We are grateful for the commitment of our law enforcement in keeping up with the highest standards of the industry to keep our city, its residents and visitors safe.”

“We are proud of our staff for the dedication in meeting all the requirements day in and day out to receive re-accreditation,” says Chief O’Grady, Mount Dora Police Department. “Not only is it important for us to work by the highest standards, but it’s important for the community to know that these standards are in place.”

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Verification that Mount Dora 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.

CONTACT:

Megan Glass

Public Information Officer

Mount Dora Police Department

glassm@cityofmountdora.com

(352) 735-7142 – Office