- Initiates, conducts, supervises and coordinates investigations designed to detect, deter, prevent, and eradicate fraud, waste, mismanagement, misconduct, and other abuses in county and municipal government.
- Conducts investigations and other inquiries free of actual or perceived impairment to the independence of the Inspector General.
- Reports expeditiously to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement or other law enforcement agencies whenever the Inspector General has reasonable grounds to believe there has been a violation of criminal law.
Investigative activities will regularly result in correspondence(s) to the entity about which an allegation is directed. The various types of correspondence are as follows:
- Management Referral - allegation(s) which are referred to management for their handling with no response to the OIG required.
- Management Inquiry - allegation(s) which are sent to management with a required response to the OIG. A review of the response by the OIG will determine whether an investigation will be initiated.
- Investigative Review - a formal review of a specific program area to determine whether or not it is operating within established procedures. These may be initiated in response to a complaint or expressed concern that does not name a specific subject or at the request of management as a tool for program improvement.
- Investigation - a process by which information and case supporting material is obtained relevant to allegations, complaints, or violations otherwise suspected.
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