Susan Kyzer has served as the Executive Director for the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. (CFA) since March 1997. Director Kyzer hails from Texas originally, but has spent the last twenty years in Florida and the Bahamas. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Barry University and a Master’s of Science degree from Nova Southeastern University. She’s also a graduate of the Chief Executive Seminar, Class XX, at the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute. Director Kyzer was most recently elected President for the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE) after serving on the Executive Board for five years as Treasurer.
Susan Kyzer’s law enforcement career includes serving as the Planning and Research Director of the Port St. Lucie Police Department for eight years. Her many responsibilities with that agency included managing the accreditation program, developing and overseeing the budget, pursuing and maintaining state and federal grants; and strategic planning for a dynamic and constantly changing organization.
Director Kyzer served as an assessment Team Leader for both national and state accrediting bodies and has been involved in many capacities with accreditation since 1988. She recently returned to assessing nationally, and has been rated as one of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies’ (CALEA) Top Assessors. Susan Kyzer has served as a training instructor, both nationally and statewide, in all aspects of the accreditation process, career development, and budgeting.
Susan Kyzer was one of the founding members of the Florida Police Accreditation Coalition (FLA-PAC). She served on the FLA-PAC Executive Board from 1991 to 2001 in various capacities, and most notably as President from 1994 to 1996. Director Kyzer was one of the original task force members that developed the Florida law enforcement standards for the current state accreditation program.
Other committee responsibilities include serving on the national State Accreditation Program Task Force Committee responsible for developing CALEA’s Recognition and Alliance Program between the state and national accrediting bodies. Susan is serving on CALEA’s Strategic Planning Committee’s ad hoc Performance Measurement Subcommittee charged with identifying performance measures associated with accreditation standards and the SRIC Focus Group charged with reviewing CALEA’s 4th edition standards and accreditation process. She currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Support Standards Sub-committee of this Focus Group.