DEP’S Office of Inspector General Working to Receive Statewide Reaccreditation

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DEP's Office of Inspector General Working to Receive Statewide Reaccreditation

~Accreditation team invites public comments~

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Inspector General (OIG), Internal Investigations Section, is undergoing assessment to retain its state level accreditation by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA).

The assessment, which is required every three years, will review the OIG’s compliance with approximately 40 standards. A team of assessors from CFA will arrive July 25, 2018, to examine all aspects of the OIG’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team. For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the OIG’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please write: CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302, or email to Comments must be received by July 10, 2018.

Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review, results will be reported back to the full Commission, which will then make a determination on granting reaccreditation status. If approved, the reaccreditation will be for a three-year term.