The posh town of Hillsboro Beach (pop. 1,890), whose homeowners include financial adviser Suze Orman and auto magnate Rick Case, will have an opportunity to comment on the performance of their police department in November when an accreditation team arrives.
The town has cameras that record every license plate that passes along 3.2 miles of A1A, its lone byway that is nicknamed Millionaire Mile.
It has enjoyed a period without violent offenses, according to statistics the police filed with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Crime is down 42 percent from 2011 to 2012, when there weren't any murders, rapes, robberies or aggravated assaults reported.
What did happen last year: nine burglaries, 21 larcenies and one stolen car.
On Nov. 5, representatives from the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, Venice Police and Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission will review Hillsboro Beach Police Department's standards and practices and whether it complies with the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation.
The department says on its website that it previously won accreditation in 2010.
To review the standards the department strives for, contact Major Jay Szesnat at 954-427-6600. To comment to the CFA about the agency's performance, write to the CFA at P.O. Box 1489, Tallhassee, FL 32302 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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