Florida Accreditation

Florida Accreditation Staff

Danielle Terrell
Executive Director
800-558-0218 or 850-410-7200
Email: danielleterrell@fdle.state.fl.us

Biography

Danielle Terrell was appointed in October 2019 to serve as the Executive Director of the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) and the Florida Corrections and Accreditation Commission (FCAC).  Director Terrell oversees the accreditation process for law enforcement agencies, Inspector General Offices, correctional facilities, and pretrial agencies.  She is responsible for staff activities related to assisting agencies through the accreditation process, from initial application through award of accreditation or reaccreditation.

Director Terrell previously worked in the Florida Accreditation Office as the South Florida Program Manager for four years. She has been with FDLE for over 21 years and most recently served as the Senior Management Analyst Supervisor in FDLE’s Office of Criminal Justice Grants. In this position, she oversaw a staff responsible for seven federal grants as well as State Financial Assistance Grants totaling over $20 Million. In her new role, she will serve as staff to the CFA and FCAC commissions and be responsible for the supervision and management of all aspects of the state accreditation process.

Director Terrell earned her bachelor’s degree from The Florida State University. She is a graduate of FDLE’s Foundational Leadership Program and Advanced Leadership program and is also instructor certified through the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.

 

 

 

William "Billy" Walls
Senior Program Manager - Southeast Florida
800-558-0218 or 850-410-7200
850-410-7203 (direct line)
850-544-8954 (cell)
Email: williamwalls@fdle.state.fl.us
Biography

Billy Walls is responsible for assisting agencies in the South Florida Region.  He has been an active assessor and team leader for CFA and has over twenty years of law enforcement experience.  His career began in municipal law enforcement with the Havana Police Department and he then moved to the Tallahassee Police Department.  While with TPD, he served as a Patrol Officer, DARE Officer, and Fraud Investigator.

Billy was hired in 2000 by the Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Inspector General as an Investigative Lieutenant, and in 2002 he was promoted to Captain.  He was again promoted in 2003 to the Chief of Training in the Division of Law Enforcement.  In that position, he was also a member of the Training Center Directors Association, Chairman of Region 15, which oversaw funding for all State Law Enforcement Officers advanced training, and a member of the State Law Enforcement Chiefs Association.

Billy holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Flagler College and is instructor certified through the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.

 

Candace Pridgeon
Program Manager - North Florida
800-558-0218 or 850-410-7200
850-410-7205 (direct line)
850-508-5472 (cell)
Email: candacepridgeon@fdle.state.fl.us
Biography

Candace Pridgeon joined the Florida Accreditation Office as a Program Manager in February 2019. She has over 10 years of experience working in state government. She previously was employed as a Senior Management Analyst in the Investigations and Forensics Program and then a Research and Training Specialist in the Professionalism Program at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Before joining the FAO, she most recently worked in the education field. Candace is a certified teacher through the Florida Department of Education and has taught and conducted training at many levels, including conducting training around the state for law enforcement on the Sexual Predator database. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Education degree from the University of Florida.

 

Jen Renner
Program Manager- Central Florida
800-558-0218 or 850-410-7200
850-410-7207 (direct line)
850-251-7283 (cell)
Email: jenniferrenner@fdle.state.fl.us

Biography

Jennifer J. Renner joined the Florida Accreditation Office as a Government Operations Consultant III. Jennifer brings over 10 years of accreditation manager and assessor experience. She began her career with the Department of Transportation, Office of Motor Carrier Compliance in 2006 and officially became the Accreditation Manager in 2008. In 2011, FDOT merged with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles where she became the Accreditation Manager in the Office of the Inspector General. Then in 2012, she became the Accreditation Manager for the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, Bureau of Law Enforcement, Office of the Chief where she was instrumental in the revision of the Bureau’s policy manual, as well as ensuring the Bureau maintained compliance with the standards set forth by the Commission to achieve reaccredited status in 2013, 2015, and 2018. She was an active Executive Board member with the Florida Police Accreditation Coalition for ten years serving in the role of Secretary. She has been an active participant with the State Law Enforcement Chiefs Association (SLECA). She became a Certified Accreditation Professional (CAP) in 2020.

 

 

Beth McNeil
Program Manager- Southwest Florida
800-558-0218 or 850-410-7200
850-410-7206 (direct line)
850-491-7464 (cell)
E-mail: bethmcneil@fdle.state.fl.us

Biography

Beth McNeil joined the Florida Accreditation Office as a program manager in October 2020. She began her career with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) in 2013 in the Criminal Justice Information Services Division. Beth has also served as a personnel services specialist in the Office of Human Resources and a government analyst II with the Medical Examiners Commission. She most recently served in the FDLE Commissioner’s Office.

Beth holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Florida State University.

 

   

Brittany Fite
Administrative Assistant II
800-558-0218 or 850-410-7200
850-410-7204 (direct line)
Email: brittanyfite@fdle.state.fl.us

Biography

Brittany Fite was hired in December 2020 as the Administrative Assistant II. Before joining the FAO, she was employed as the Academy Registrar for Advanced and Specialized courses at the Florida Public Safety Institute, otherwise known as Pat Thomas Law Enforcement for four years.

Brittany is a recent graduate of Tallahassee Community College, earning an Associates of Arts Degree. She plans to continue her education at the Florida State University to earn her Bachelor’s degree.

 

 

Jennie Christensen
Administrative Assistant I OPS
800-558-0218 or 850-410-7200
850-410-7201 (direct line)
Email: jenniferchristensen@fdle.state.fl.us

Biography


Jennifer Christensen was hired in April 2021 as the Administrative Assistant I OPS. Before joining FAO, Jennie was employed at Florida State University in the Dean of Undergraduate Studies Office. She assisted the Associate Dean and worked closely with the students in her office.


Jennie graduated from Tallahassee Community College in May 2020 with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She is currently attending Florida International University to get her Bachelor’s in Organizational Communication.