The City of Jacksonville’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) earned initial accreditation through the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. (CFA) as part of the organization’s Inspectors General Accreditation Program. Thirty-eight inspectors general in the state have received the recognition, with the city’s agency being the only one to represent a municipality. A CFA accreditation demonstrates an inspector general office’s commitment to adhering to professionally-recognized best practices that will enhance the quality of service provided to its community.
“An accreditation program has long been recognized as a means of maintaining the highest standards of professionalism,” said Danielle Terrell, executive director of the Florida Accreditation Office. “It offers a blueprint for building an agency committed to providing value-based services through accountability and transparency to the communities it serves. Congratulations to the hardworking men and women the City of Jacksonville, Office of Inspector General on this great accomplishment.”
To achieve accreditation, the OIG’s operations were evaluated on the 46 standards outlined in “The Florida Inspectors General Standards Manual” to measure professionalism, effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability. Systems and functions reviewed included organization and governing principles, training, notification process and case management, among several others. With zero deficiencies noted, the OIG was highly recommended for accreditation by the CFA Assessment Team.
Initial accreditation is valid for three years, with reaccreditation required every three years thereafter.