CFA Award Ceremony - 2018

The Coconut Creek Police Department has a diverse workforce with an authorized strength of 118 police officers and 44 civilian members, serving approximately 60,000 residents. The Coconut Creek Police Department is proud to be state accredited through the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation [CFA]. Accreditation is the certification by an independent reviewing authority recognizing professional excellence, and is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a law enforcement agency. Being an accredited agency means the agency meets or exceeds the highest recommended levels in transparency, accountability, and professionalism. CFA outlines 240 benchmarks each agency must meet before becoming accredited. The Coconut Creek Police Department was accredited by CFA in October 2018 after completing a thorough evaluation of the agency’s policies and procedures as well as an inspection of our equipment and overall operational readiness. This initial accreditation is valid for three years and the agency will undergo reassessment in August 2021. Our commitment to accreditation assures that the residents, businesses, and visitors of our city are getting the best possible police services delivered on a daily basis.

The accreditation process provides the following benefits to the agency:

  • A thorough review of the agency’s status and readiness
  • Reinforces the agency’s ability to maintain the highest standard of professional law enforcement services
  • Ensures policies and procedures are documented in writing and are defendable
  • Assurance your agency personnel are trained and functioning according to your policies and procedures
  • Strengthens the agency’s defense against lawsuits and complaints
  • Increases community pride and employee morale through statewide recognition
  • Assures government leaders of the quality of services delivered by their local law enforcement agency
  • A quality work environment for well-trained professionals that aids in retaining and recruiting qualified personnel
  • Professional review of agency operations, personnel practices and training policies

The accreditation process provides the following benefits to the community:

  • Increased confidence in the agency’s ability to deliver quality law enforcement services
  • Improved community and agency interaction
  • Efficient use of law enforcement tax dollars
  • Better trained officers

Sanchia Williams CCPDSanchia WilliamsAccreditation Program Managerswilliams@coconutcreek.net

Sanchia Williams serves as the Accreditation Program Manager for the Coconut Creek Police Department. Sanchia joined the Department with over ten years of professional criminal justice experience and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminology from the Florida State University. She began her career with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in 2008 as a Criminal Justice Information Technician conducting background checks and determining eligibility for the sale of firearms as directed by federal statute. In 2009 she joined the Florida Department of Corrections where she remained for ten years. Sanchia rose through the ranks within the Florida Department of Corrections serving in multiple administrative and management positions from the Institutional to Regional level. She has over eight year’s supervisory and extensive knowledge of auditing and assessing practices as she ensured accreditation compliance of nine major penal facilities. Sanchia is committed to personal and professional excellence. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated devoted to servant-leadership and advocacy of social change for equality of all mankind. She has also held memberships with the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency, the Corrections Foundation, and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).

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