Accreditation and Standards

Largo Police Department is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. and was selected as a Flagship Agency for maintaining commission standards for 15 years or more. Largo Police Department received national accreditation in July 1988 and is also accredited by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Agencies.

Professional Standards

Largo Police focuses on increasing the quality of police service to the community through recruitment, selection, training, inspections, quality assurance and disciplinary administration. Comments or complaints regarding officer conduct or quality of service should be referred to the Office of Professional Standards at 727-587-6772


Largo: A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement
Accreditation (CFA) will arrive July 25, 2019 to examine all aspects of the Largo
Police Department and procedures, management, operations, and support services.
The Largo Police Department has to comply with 99 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 Largo Police Department’s Public Information Officer in Largo at 727-

For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments
about the Largo 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 Largo Police Department is Thomas
Recla. He said 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. Largo Police Department’s accreditation is valid for 3 years.
Verification by the team that the Largo 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 Jeffrey
Undestad said.

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