Accreditation

Mission Statement

"An accreditation program has long been recognized as a means of maintaining the highest standards of professionalism."

 

The Commission for Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) has standards that have been set forth that a law enforcement agency must continually demonstrate compliance with to obtain and maintain accredited status. The process for law enforcement agencies to achieve accreditation is a purely voluntary one. This process affirms an agency’s commitment to the highest standards of professionalism and service.

 

The Sebastian Police Department is proud to be one of the 140 plus law enforcement agencies that have achieved accredited status receiving initial accreditation in 2002 and receiving re-accreditation in 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014, and Excelsior status on November 1, 2017.

The Mission of the Sebastian Police Department is to provide a safe and peaceful environment through police action in which people can live and work free from fear.  This will be accomplished by acknowledging our obligation to provide professional services to the community and its visitors by rendering aid to those in need, and bringing to justice those who violate the law.  Through a positive and productive presence, members of the Police Department will strive to improve the quality of life for citizens by protecting all persons and property in accordance with legal, moral and ethical standards.

Biased Based Profiling

The Sebastian Police Department unequivocally states that bias based profiling in law enforcement is totally unacceptable and prohibited.

 

 It is the belief of this agency that the Constitution of the United States guarantees that all who live in this nation have the right to equal protection and that they are free from unreasonable searches and seizures by government agents. At no time will an Officer of the Sebastian Police Department be permitted to stop a vehicle based on a racial, ethnic, or gender based profile.  The City of Sebastian has high standards governing actions of its Officers and if you feel that you have been stopped or searched based solely on a racial, ethnic, or gender based profile, you are encouraged to contact a supervisor of the Sebastian Police Department in person or by calling 772-589-5233 to address your concerns.

 

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