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The St. Petersburg Police Dept. was recently awarded the Gold Standard from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The assessors who came to the department were highly complementary and remarked on the high level of professionalism. Not only is St. Petersburg Police the first agency in the Tampa Bay area to receive this Gold ...Standard Award for Accreditation with CALEA, it’s also the first agency on the West coast of Florida to earn it. The certificate now hangs in 1st floor hall with our past accreditation certificates. There is a quote posted above it stating, “The standard you walk past is the standard you accept.” In announcing the achievement, Chief Holloway said, “The challenge I put before each and every one of you now is to continue to live up to this standard that all of us have accepted. Just as our failures belong to all of us, so do our successes.” The Gold Standard Assessment looks for and identifies areas for future improvement, weaknesses that could impact the agency, areas of exceptional organizational strength, and findings that could present new opportunities
September 29 - November 17, 2015
The Citizens' Police Academy provides citizens and business owners or managers with a better understanding of the St. Petersburg Police Department. The academy consists of eight (8) weeks of instruction. Classes meet Tuesday evenings from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Police Department’s Training Building located at 1301 1st Ave N. Attending the academy will not certify you to work as a police officer, but it will give you insight into police work and you'll have fun along the way.