TALLAHASSEE, FL – On December 3, 2018, the Board of Governors’ Office of Inspector General and Director of Compliance’s (OIGC) Investigations Section was accredited by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, signifying it had established internal investigative policies and procedures that met the professional standards and requirements set forth by the Commission for Offices of Inspector General. Accreditation status is granted for three years, at the end of which, the organization must seek re-accreditation.
“The Office of Inspector General supports and serves as a model of quality within the State University System of Florida,” said Kent Stermon, chair of the Board’s Audit and Compliance Committee. “We welcome the Florida Commission for Law Enforcement Accreditation and the formal assessment they bring to our investigations function, which will serve as an excellent measurement tool of our processes.”
To maintain its accredited status, the Board of Governors’ OIGC will undergo a re-accreditation assessment on November 1, 2022, by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation. The Commission will evaluate the Board of Governors’ OIGC on its compliance with 49 mandatory standards related to investigative policies and procedures, management, operations, and practices. A copy of the accreditation standards for Offices of Inspector General is available through the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation’s website at www.flaccreditation.org. As part of the assessment, employees of the Board of Governors, as well as members of the public, are invited to offer comments to the assessment team by writing to the following:
Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation
P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, FL 32302
Email: [email protected]
After the assessment team reviews the OIGC’s Investigations Section, it will report to the full Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation for a final decision on whether the office will retain its accreditation status. Participation in the accreditation process is voluntary and, if granted, will be effective for a three-year period.
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