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Professional Standards Division

Coral Gables Police Department
2151 Salzedo Street
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Division Commander :  Major Cordell Atherley
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The Professional Standards Division is one of two divisions under the Support Services Bureau of the Coral Gables Police Department. This division is responsible for many of the necessary administrative functions of the department as well as providing and scheduling off-regular-duty police officer services.

The division’s administrative responsibilities include applicant background investigation and personnel selection, budget preparation, fiscal administration and tracking, payroll processing, agency planning and research, and the administration and facilitation of all new employee and in-service training.

Accreditation Section

The Accreditation Section ensures the department complies with all standards required by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) as part of the agency's commitment to continuous development and the professional delivery of public safety services.

Personnel Selection Section

The Personnel Selection Section is responsible for applicant background investigation, and personnel selection.

Planning and Research Section

The Planning and Research Section is responsible for grant research, legal update research, policy and procedure development, agency survey coordination and completion, Mutual Aid Agreement administration, and provides support to the CALEA Accreditation Manager.

Training Section

The Training Section is responsible for police recruit orientation and training, in-service firearms qualification and training, administration of sworn personnel’s Florida certification requirements, equipment inventory control, and coordination with Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.