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Office of the Inspector General
Inspector General Tom Kirwin


Our Mission

The Office of Inspector General advances positive change in performance, accountability, efficiency, integrity, and transparency of programs and operations by facilitating agency planning and business process improvement, and through independent, objective, and reliable inquiries, investigations and audits.

Call us at (850) 413-3112 when you think...

  • A Department employee is misusing state resources.
  • A Department employee is violating law or policy.
  • A vendor is misleading the Department for financial gain.
  • Someone is taking some benefit for "looking the other way."


Section 20.055 (2), Florida Statutes, provides that the Office of Inspector General (OIG) is established in each state agency to provide a central point for coordination of and responsibility for activities that promote accountability, integrity and efficiency in government. Investigations are designed to detect, deter, prevent and eradicate fraud, mismanagement, misconduct and other abuses in state government. The major responsibilities of the OIG include investigations, audits, reviews, consulting and technical assistance activities.

The Offices of Insurance Regulation (OIR) and Financial Regulation (OFR) each have their own separate inspectors general. On occasion, the DFS inspector general may work with the OIR or OFR inspectors general on projects of mutual interest.