The Pinellas Clerk and Comptroller, Division of Inspector General (Pinellas IG), received its second Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) on February 24, 2016, to retain its state level reaccreditation. The Pinellas IG became the first local government agency in the nation and first Florida Court Clerk and Comptroller’s office to be awarded the status as an Accredited Office of Inspector General by the CFA on February 3, 2010, and achieved their first reaccreditation on February 21, 2013.
The examination is part of a voluntary process to gain reaccreditation, which is a highly prized recognition for Offices of Inspector General professional excellence. The assessment team is composed of investigators from other Florida Offices of Inspector General. The CFA reaccreditation process consists of assessing the IG agency on 44 standards. In order to earn reaccreditation by the CFA, the Pinellas IG must comply with 42 of these standards, those which are applicable to areas of responsibility and jurisdiction. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, visit offices and other places where compliance can be witnessed.
The CFA Commissioners voted unanimously to award the Pinellas IG its 2nd reaccreditation during the Panel Review and full Commission meetings held on February 24, 2016. Reaccreditation occurs every three years.