Keeping with the promise of serving the city of Treasure Island in the most efficient and outstanding way possible, the Treasure Island Police Department is being recommended for full accreditation status by the Commission for Florida Accreditation (CFA). This is the first time the department has been awarded with accreditation after spending more than a year going through the accreditation process.
“Achieving accreditation reassures both the officers and the T.I. community that we are using best practices and are held to the highest standards of other accredited law enforcement agencies in the State of Florida,” Treasure Island Police Chief John Barkley said. “The men and women of the Treasure Island Police Department have worked very hard towards this goal, and this hard work is being recognized by the CFA.”
Law enforcement accreditation is a self-initiated, voluntary process and is based on standards which are reflective of best practices in law enforcement. Accreditation standards cover roles and responsibilities; relationships with other agencies; organization, management and administration; law enforcement operations, operational support and traffic law enforcement; detainee and court-related services; and auxiliary and technical services.
About the Treasure Island Police Department
The Treasure Island Police Department was established in 1955 to provide professional
law enforcement services to a rapidly growing community. From their earliest days in operation and by creating attainable goals, the men and women of the Treasure Island Police Department have been committed to making Treasure Island one of the safest communities in the state of Florida. To reach those goals, the department identified core values of trust, integrity, professionalism and dedication. In furtherance of their continued goals, the department adopted a community policing philosophy during the late 1980’s. The department’s success was not built solely on their own, but rather, is the result of working together with businesses and residents.