The Lee County Clerk of Court Inspector General’s Office was awarded accreditation on February 24 from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. (CFA), during a meeting in St. Augustine.
“It takes a team of very accomplished and dedicated professionals to earn this highly respected award,” said the Honorable Linda Doggett (Lee). “Having the IA/IG accreditation provides another layer of protection for the public.”
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. The CFA Commissioners meet three times per year to oversee Florida’s accreditation program and to officially accredit agencies that have passed the rigorous review process.
The Lee County Clerk Inspector General (IG) program was created in 2014 and began working toward the accreditation soon thereafter. The goal of the creation of the Clerk’s IG was to improve transparency in local government operations and confidence in local government by enhancing the mechanism for reporting and investigating fraud, waste and abuse of county resources and guardianship assets.