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A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive December 10th, 2014 to examine all aspects of the Wauchula Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Chief John M. Eason announced today.  The Wauchula Police Department has to comply with approximately 260 standards in order to receive accredited status.  Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safety issues.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team.  A copy of the standards is available through Wauchula Police Department’s Public Information Officer in Wauchula at (863)773-3265.

For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Wauchula Police Department’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please write:

CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida  32302, or email to info@flaccreditation.org.

The Accreditation Program Manager for the Wauchula Police Department is Lt. Matthew Whatley.  Lt Whatley 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 places where compliance can be witnessed.  The CFA Assessment Team Leader is Commander Shelli Walters of the Altamonte Springs Police Department.  Other team members are Lieutenant Marie Clark of the Florida State University Police Department and Detective Shannon Black of the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.

Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to receive accredited status.  The Wauchula Police Department’s accreditation is for 3 years.  Verification by the team that the Wauchula 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 Eason said.



The Wauchula Police Department is currently scheduling CPR and First Aid classes for the general public.  If you would be interested in attending one of these classes and becoming certified please click on the link below, fill out the application and return it to the Wauchula Police Department.  If you have any questions in reference to the class please contact Chief John M. Eason at (863)773-3265.

CPR/First Aid Class

 Registration Form



The Wauchula Police Department over the years has dealt with countless thefts of bicycles.  Most owners do not record the information for their bicycles and usually are only able to provide a basic description of their bicycles to officers.  This lack of information makes it virtually impossible for us to recover stolen bicycles as many bicycles look the same and have no distinguishing marks.  If you would like to register your bicycle information with the Police Department we will store it in our records.  This information will allow us to better identify your bicycle in the event it is stolen or lost.  Please take the time to fill out the form using the link below and submit it using the "submit" button at the bottom of the form.

Bicycle Registration Form







Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public-records request do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing. However, please note that all written forms of communication with the Wauchula Police Department, to include telephone logs, are subject to disclosure pursuant to F.S. 119. (This specific disclaimer is required pursuant to F.S. 668.6076.) Citizens are encouraged to provide anonymous tips. Email addresses containing anonymous tips are deemed confidential as active criminal investigative and/or active criminal intelligence under F.S. 119.0721(2) (c). Emails and email addresses containing such information will not be disclosed under the Public Records Act.


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