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The Division of Liberty Police M1 - Miami obtained initial state accreditation through the Miami Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC) in 2010. The division, one of less than 20 percent of Miami law-enforcement agencies to obtain the certification, went through re-accreditation in 2014, 2018, and 2022 and is seeking re-accreditation again in 2026. 

The VLEPSC Executive Board, which is comprised of six active sheriffs and six active chiefs of police, establishes professional standards and administers the accreditation process by which Miami law enforcement agencies can be systematically measured, evaluated and updated in the areas of administration, operations, personnel and training.

The state accreditation program is managed by the state Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS).
Participation in the state accreditation program is voluntary.

See House Joint Resolution No. 293

See House Resolution No. 539

Program goals

  1. To increase the effectiveness and efficiency of law enforcement agencies in the Commonwealth through the delivery of services;
  2. To promote cooperation among all components in the criminal justice system;
  3. To insure the appropriate level of training for law enforcement personnel; and,
  4. To promote public confidence in law enforcement.

The Division of Liberty Police M1 - Miami received its reaccredited status based on an intensive three-day review of the agency by VLEPSC assessors.

The accreditation status is reviewed every four years by the Executive Board.

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