Representing the Largo Police Department, which received a re-accreditation award with the Excelsior status from the Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation Sept. 25 are, from left, Officer Haley Sequeira, Capt. Mike Loux and Chief Jeffrey Undestad.
SARASOTA – Chief Jeffrey Undestad accepted Largo Police Department’s re-accreditation award with the prestigious Excelsior status during the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, or CFA, conference in Sarasota Sept. 25.
The Excelsior designation is the highest recognition available through the CFA. It is reserved for agencies that demonstrate continued excellence in law enforcement accreditation. To achieve Excelsior status, the agency must have received initial accreditation through the commission and then five successful re-accreditation assessments without conditions.
In 1999, the CFA accredited the Largo Police Department, with re-accreditation occurring every three years.
The CFA re-accreditation comes on the heels of the department’s Aug. 3 re-accreditation with excellence award through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, or CALEA. CALEA is an internationally recognized accrediting body created in 1979 through the combined efforts of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, the National Sheriff’s Association and the Police Executive Research Forum.
The Largo Police Department has been accredited through CALEA since 1988.