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Accreditation
Accreditaiton logoAn accreditation program has long been recognized as a means of maintaining the highest standards of professionalism. Accreditation is the certification by an independent reviewing authority that an entity has met specific requirements and prescribed standards. Schools, universities, and hospitals are some of the most well known organizations that are required to maintain accreditation. Now, law enforcement agencies and Inspectors General in Florida can attain accredited status through the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. (CFA). The Commission is comprised of 15 volunteer members, one of which is a representative appointed by the Office of the Chief Inspector General.

The Commission meets three times per year to oversee the accreditation program and to officially accredit, or reaccredit, agencies that have passed the rigorous review process. The agency applying for (re)accreditation, must notify the public at least 30 days prior to a CFA accreditation assessment. The notification may be through media or posted on the agency's public website.

For Inspector General Accreditation information please see the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation.

Please see below for accreditation announcements.

Press Releases
The Department of Management Services’ Office of Inspector General Seeks Accreditation

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – July 6, 2018 - The Department of Management Services’ (DMS) Office of Inspector General will be undergoing an assessment by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation in an effort to attain accredited status. On August 15, 2018, the DMS Office of Inspector General’s Investigations Section will be assessed for compliance on policies and procedures, management, operations and practices. DMS’ Office of Inspector General has to comply with 38 mandatory standards in order to receive accredited status. A copy of the accreditation standards is available through the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation’s website at www.flaccreditation.org. As part of the assessment, employees of DMS’ Office of Inspector General and 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, Florida 32302
Email: info@flaccreditation.org

After the assessment team completes their review of DMS Office of Inspector General’s Investigations Section, it will report back to the full Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, which will then decide if DMS’ Office of Inspector General will be granted accredited status. Participation in the accreditation process is voluntary and, if granted, will be for a three-year period.

Click HERE to view the official press release.

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The Office of the Chief Inspector General Seeks Re-Accreditation

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – November 3, 2017 - The Florida Office of the Chief Inspector General will be undergoing an assessment by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation in an effort to attain re-accredited status. On December 13, 2017, the Office of the Chief Inspector General’s Investigations Section will be assessed for compliance on policies and procedures, management, operations and practices. The Office of the Chief Inspector General has to comply with 39 mandatory standards in order to receive re-accredited status. A copy of the accreditation standards is available through the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation’s website at www.flaccreditation.org. As part of the assessment, employees of the Executive Office of the Governor and the public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team by writing to:

Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation
P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302
Email: info@flaccreditation.org

After the assessment team completes their review of the Office of the Chief Inspector General’s Investigations Section, they will report back to the full Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, which will then determine if the Office of the Chief Inspector General will be granted re-accredited status. Participation in the accreditation process is voluntary and, if granted, will be for a three-year period.

Click HERE to view the official press release.

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Gov. Scott Announces Resignation of Melinda Miguel; Eric Miller to join as Chief Inspector General

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – April 17, 2017 - Today, Governor Rick Scott announced Chief Inspector General Melinda Miguel’s resignation, which will be effective today. Melinda Miguel will be pursuing opportunities in the private sector. Click HERE to see her resignation letter. Eric Miller, who currently serves as Inspector General at the Agency for Health Care Administration, will serve as the Governor’s Chief Inspector General beginning Friday, April 21, 2017.

Governor Scott said, “Melinda has done a great job serving our state as Inspector General, and I’m extremely grateful for her commitment to ensuring government remains accountable to Florida taxpayers. She has been a valuable part of my team for over six years and I wish her success in her new endeavor as a business owner.”

Melinda Miguel said, “I’d like to thank Governor Scott for his leadership during my time as his Chief Inspector General for the past six years. It has been an honor to serve Florida’s families and work to make Florida even better for our future generations.”

Governor Scott continues, “Eric has dedicated his career to serving our state for more than twenty years. As Inspector General at AHCA, Eric has firsthand experience in fighting fraud and ensuring tax dollars are used efficiently and effectively. I am confident he will continue his great work as Chief Inspector General in my office.”

Eric Miller has served in his current position as Inspector General at AHCA since September, 2011. Prior to this role, Eric served as Manager of Corporate Compliance at Citizens Property Insurance Corporation from 2008 to 2011. He has also served in various leadership roles in Florida state government since 1993. Eric received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of West Florida and his Master of Science in Public Administration from Troy University.

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