FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14, 2021
Contact: FDC Communications
Accreditation Team Inviting Public Comments Concerning the Office of the Inspector General at Florida Department of Corrections
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) - Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) was initially awarded accredited status by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. (CFA) in 2015 and was reaccredited in 2018. Attaining re-accreditation by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation will demonstrate the OIG continues to meet the highest professional standards for the conducting of investigations.
A team of Assessors, comprised of Law Enforcement and Inspector General professionals, will arrive August 19, 2021, to examine all aspects of the OIG - Office of State Investigations procedures and written directives, operations and support services. This examination will include a review of written materials, interviews, and conducting observations to determine continued compliance with CFA standards.
During the on-site assessment the general public is invited to offer comments to the assessment team during regular business hours via telephone (850)488-9265. Comments should address the OIG's ability to comply with CFA standards. A copy of the standards is available on the commission website at: http://www.flaccreditation.org/smig.htm.
After the assessment a final report will be submitted to the CFA Commission for a panel review and recommendation to the full CFA Commission for a determination of re-accreditation.
For more information regarding the CFA, or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the OIG's ability to meet the investigative standards, please write to:
Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc.
P.O. Box 1489
Tallahassee, FL 32302
or call (800) 558-0218
As Florida's largest state agency, and the third largest state prison system in the country, FDC employs 24,000 members, incarcerates 80,000 inmates and supervises nearly 146,000 offenders in the community.