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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Organization/Duties

The Office of the Inspector General within the Department of Corrections operates under the authority of Chapters 944.31, 951, and 20.055 F.S. (Governmental Accountability Act). The OIG includes the Bureaus of State Investigations, Inspections and Intelligence, Internal Audit, and Inmate Grievance Appeals. The major responsibilities include:

  • Perform investigations, audits, and management reviews relating to the staff, programs, and operations of the department.
  • Keep the Secretary informed of fraud, abuses, and deficiencies relating to programs and operations administered by the department, recommend corrective action, and report on the progress made in implementing corrective action.
  • Advise in the development of performance measures and standards for the evaluation of agency programs.
  • Operate the contraband interdiction program and security threat group (STG) program.
  • Carry out the process for handling inmate grievance appeals.
  • Coordinate all activities of the department as required by the Whistle-blower's Act and the "Hot-Line" program.
  • Ensure effective coordination and cooperation with the Auditor General, OPPAGA, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
  • As a member of the Governor's Council on Integrity and Efficiency (GCIE), share in ideas with other Inspector Generals on improving the IG function and coordinating activities that cross agency lines.