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FDLE’s Inspector General Receives Accreditation for Investigative Function

 


 
Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey today formally accepted the Department’s accreditation award for the Office of Inspector General’s investigative function.  The accreditation was bestowed by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) at a commission meeting in Hutchinson Island, Fla.
”I’m proud of our Inspector General’s office and their continued pursuit of excellence,” said Commissioner Bailey. “This reaccreditation reflects our commitment to ensuring our investigations are conducted efficiently, thoroughly and professionally.”
 
Undergoing the voluntary state accreditation process provides FDLE with an independent quality assurance review. As part of the accreditation process, the Office of Inspector General underwent rigorous inspections which included on-site assessments, employee interviews, and extensive reviews of policies, procedures and records.  The office was required to comply with a set of 42 standards.

 
Al Dennis serves as FDLE’s Inspector General.  Members assigned to the investigative function include Chief Dean Register, Inspector Meschelle Pittman, and Government Analyst II Adrienne Trykowski.  The unit is responsible for handling administrative investigations and staff inspections.
 
The accreditation program for Florida agencies’ Offices of Inspectors General was implemented by CFA in October 2007.  The program is designed to ensure professional standards and enhance the quality of investigations.

For Further Information Contact:
Heather Smith or Keith Kameg
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001