The Alachua County Combined Communications Center became one of the first two Public Safety Communications Centers in Florida to achieve accredited status. Alachua County and Polk County were the first two Florida Communications Centers to become accredited, receiving the award on the same date in March 2002.
On March 15, 2008 the Combined Communications Center was awarded CALEA's prestigious flagship designation, distinguishing it as the best of the best.
The components of an accreditation program include professionals, who act with discretion, in the public trust, to standards set by experts in the field. An independent process is designed to implement the standards, verify compliance and award recognition. With the communications accreditation program, telecommunicators with special knowledge and experience established voluntary standards before other, often less qualified groups, seek to do so.
Accreditation is a coveted award that symbolizes professionalism, excellence, and competence. Accredited agencies can take pride in their department, knowing it represents the very best in public safety communications.