The OIG was organized in 1988 following the passage of revisions to Chapter 20, Florida Statutes (F.S.). Section 20.055 (2), F.S. states, “The Office of Inspector General is hereby established in each state agency to provide a central point for coordination of and responsibility for activities that promote accountability, integrity, and efficiency in government.” The OIG is organizationally aligned under the Commissioner's Office. All members assigned to the OIG are, therefore, organizationally independent of other divisions subject to be audited. 

The OIG conducts audits, management reviews, Whistle-Blower investigations, and special projects. The audit function is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve the Department’s operations. In carrying out the audit responsibilities, the OIG reviews and evaluates internal controls to ensure fiscal accountability of the agency. Audits are conducted in accordance with Government Auditing Standards.  Investigations are conducted in accordance with the Principles and Standards for Offices of Inspector General.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement Priorities

FDLE is composed of five areas: Executive Direction and Business Support, Criminal Investigations and Forensic Science, Criminal Justice Information, Criminal Justice Professionalism and Florida Capitol Police. FDLE’s duties, responsibilities and procedures are mandated through Chapter 943, FS, and Chapter 11, FAC. To learn more about these areas, read our Statement of Agency Organization and Operation or visit our Open Government page.