Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Office of Inspector General is undergoing a Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation assessment to retain its state level accreditation. The original accreditation was awarded in 2010.
The Pinellas office of Inspector General was the first Clerk of the Court office in the state to achieve the initial CFA accreditation and is the first one to go through the reaccreditation process.
A team of CFA assessors will arrive on Tuesday, Dec. 4 to examine all aspects of the Pinellas Office of Inspector General’s Investigations Section, including policies, procedures, management, operations and support services.
The CFA Team Leader Management Analyst Juli Brown from Florida Wildlife Commission Division of Law Enforcement will be working with team member Deputy Chief Inspector Dawn Case from Governor Rick Scott’s office.
As part of the on-site assessment, agency members and the public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team. For more information regarding CFA or to offer written comments about the Office of Inspector General, please write to CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, FL, 32302 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Inspector General has to comply with 42 standards in order to earn reaccreditation by the CFA. This examination is part of a voluntary process to gain reaccreditation – a highly prized recognition for Office of Inspector General professional excellence.
The assessment team is composed of investigators from other offices of inspector general who will review written materials, interview individuals, visit offices and other places where compliance can be witnessed.
Once the CFA Assessment Team completes the review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, which will then decide if the agency is to receive reaccredited status. Reaccreditation occurs every three years.