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Research & Planning

Research and Planning Unit

The mission of the Planning and Accreditation Unit is to provide the Department with research, planning and analytical services essential to making sound management decisions. The unit also coordinates the Department's participation in both national (CALEA) and state (CFA) accreditation programs.

The Unit performs the following functions; The list of tasks serves as an example and does not limit in any way assignments given to Unit personnel:

  • The Unit provides planning and research services to support the Department's efforts to provide professional police services to the community.
  • In order to carry out the planning and research function, Unit employees shall perform tasks as may be directed by the Chief of Police, Assistant Chief and/or Assistant Director of the Administrative Services Bureau, or other competent authority.

Planning and Accreditation Unit employees are authorized to conduct necessary research in a professional manner with the authority of the Office of the Chief of Police.

Planning and Accreditation Unit employees shall also perform routine administrative tasks including but not limited to:

  • Revision of annual documents such as goals, objectives and multi-year plans;
  • Production of statistical, analytical and documentary reports as directed;
  • Management of the form approval process;
  • Maintenance of appropriate reference resources;
  • Response to and/or coordination of the response to surveys;
  • Provision of support and assistance to other Department employees and to other agencies, as requested.