Accreditation

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Accredited by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. (CFA)

An 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. In 2009, the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. (CFA) expanded its program to include the Office of Inspectors General.

The CFA offers the opportunity for the Inspectors General of Florida with an Investigations function to evaluate policies and procedures against the standards developed by the Chief Inspector General, the Inspectors General Workgroup, and Commission Staff. Accreditation of the investigation process within the Office of Inspectors General will significantly enhance the consistency and quality of these investigations.

The Commission meets three times per year to oversee the accreditation program and to officially accredit agencies that have passed the rigorous review process.

In April 2017, a CFA assessment team reviewed 46 individual standards during an on-site assessment of our Investigation Section and determined compliance with all the standards. On June 21, 2017, the Commission voted unanimously to award the certificate of accreditation, which remained in effect for three years. On October 15, 2020, our office achieved its first reaccreditation.