October 8, 2015
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TALLAHASSEE –The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) yesterday earned accreditation through the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA). This is the first time in the history of the FDC OIG that the office has earned accreditation.
The OIG was recommended for accreditation following a series of onsite assessments conducted by a team of CFA assessors in August of this year. Following the assessment, the CFA team concluded that the OIG was in compliance with 100 percent of the applicable standards for accreditation.
The compliance assessment report submitted to the CFA states, “The Florida Department of Corrections, Office of Inspector General, is a professional, well-trained, well managed and enthusiastic unit and has embraced the culture of the accreditation process”.
Secretary Julie Jones said, “I applaud the professionalism and hard work of the FDC Office of Inspector General that has allowed them to earn this prestigious accreditation. I am confident that the OIG will continue to see success in their mission to protect and promote public integrity and accountability within the Department through investigations of criminal and administrative violations.”
Click here to read the full compliance assessment report submitted to the CFA by the assessment team.
The following exemption applies to the redaction in the report:
The home addresses, telephone numbers, including cellular and personal pager numbers, social security numbers, dates of birth, and photographs of active or former sworn or civilian law enforcement personnel (section 119.071 (4)(d), F.S.)
To learn more about the Department’s Office of Inspector General, please visit http://www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/ig.html. To learn more about the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, please visit http://www.flaccreditation.org/index.htm.
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs more than 23,000 members statewide, incarcerates more than 100,000 inmates and supervises nearly 140,000 offenders in the community.