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News Release

Clerk & Comptroller’s Division of Inspector General
Recognized for Excellence, Successfully Re-Accredited

Division Receives Highest Scores on All 40 Applicable Accreditation Standards

West Palm Beach, FLA. (February 27, 2017) – Clerk Sharon Bock is proud to announce that her Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller – Division of Inspector General was reaccredited by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation Inc. (CFA).

The CFA offers the opportunity for Offices of Inspectors General in Florida to evaluate investigative policies and procedures against the standards developed by the Chief Inspector General, the Inspectors General Workgroup, and commission staff. Accreditation of the investigation process significantly enhances the professionalism, consistency and quality of investigations.

“As the elected county auditor, having an IG accredited investigative team within my office is another layer of protection for the public, ensuring that our government is working for the public good and that our tax dollars are properly spent,” said Clerk Bock.

The CFA accreditation also ensures accountability through organizational and individual self-assessment and enhances reputation with the public by achieving compliance with professionally recognized best business practices and standards. The Clerk’s IG Division received its initial accreditation as an Office of Inspector General in February 2011. The CFA requires re-accreditation every three years to ensure ongoing compliance, which was first completed in February 2014. After a mandatory on-site assessment, the Division’s reaccredited status was approved once again on February 23, 2017.

“Your agency is to be commended for your continued diligence, professionalism and commitment in maintaining this highest recognition among Florida’s Inspector General community,” said Lori Mizell, executive director, Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation.

The CFA noted that the procedures of the Clerk’s Division of Inspector General are sound, allow for efficient work flow, and are compliant with Florida statutes, agency policy, accreditation standards, and established principles and standards for the investigative functions of an Office of Inspector General.

The Clerk’s IG Division was established in 2005 and provides independent and objective auditing and investigative services.

To learn more about the Clerk’s IG division, visit the Division of Inspector General section of www.mypalmbeachclerk.com or call 561.355.2722.

IG Re-Accreditation 2/27/17Lori Mizell, Executive Director – Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation
Roger Trca, Inspector General, Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County
Michael Bodle, Senior Internal Auditor, Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County
Chief Anthony Holloway, St. Petersburg Police Department & Chair of Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation

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About the Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County
The Florida Constitution established the independent office of the Clerk & Comptroller as a public trustee, responsible for safeguarding public records and public funds. Clerk Sharon Bock is directly elected by and accountable to Palm Beach County residents. In addition to the roles of Clerk of the Circuit Court, County Recorder and Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, the Clerk & Comptroller is the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Auditor for Palm Beach County.

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