A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive December 03, 2019, to examine all aspects of the South Miami Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.  The South Miami Police Department has to comply with approximately 250 standards in order to receive accredited status. Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safety issues. 

As part of the assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team.  A copy of the standards manual is available through the South Miami Police Department Public Information Officer in South Miami, at tel.# 305-663-6301.

For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the South Miami Police Department’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please write:

CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida  32302, or email to

The Accreditation Program Manager for the South Miami Police Department is Lt. Jesus Aguiar.  The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies. The assessors will review written materials; interview individuals; and visit offices and other areas where compliance can be witnessed.  

Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then determine if the agency is to receive accredited status. The South Miami Police Department’s accreditation is valid for 3 years.  Verification by the team that the South Miami 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, Chief of Police – Rene G. Landa said.

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  1. I fully support the South Miami PD. Over the years, I have come to know many of the LEOs and they are highly competent and professional. They care about the community they are charged with protecting and have, in the main, demonstrated good judgement.

    One thing I miss about living in South Miami is that I must rely on Metro for my safety and security. A 20 to 30 minute response time by Metro versus a two minute response time by SMPD is a world of difference in an emergency.

    I wish the SMPD continued success.

    My remarks will be sent to the FDLE.


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