ACFE News ACFE Law Enforcement Partnership Welcomes Three New Agencies


ACFE News 

ACFE Law Enforcement Partnership Welcomes Three New Agencies 

September/October 2010   

 

2010-SeptOct-ACFENews-LEP 

 

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA); the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Capitol Police (USCP); and the Office of the District Attorney, 18th Judicial District of Kansas recently joined the ACFE Law Enforcement Partnership by recognizing the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential for hiring and promotional purposes.

The ACFE Law Enforcement Partnership is dedicated to increasing the anti-fraud experience and expertise of federal, state, and local government and law enforcement agencies by providing numerous discounts and benefits upon the official recognition of the CFE credential.

“Affiliation in this program offers the TIGTA added credibility, world-class training and outreach opportunities in one association,” said Dedra Drayton, special agent in charge of the TIGTA’s Office of Investigations. “I believe participation in this program would greatly benefit the TIGTA and its Procurement Fraud Program.”

Established in 1998, the TIGTA provides independent oversight of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) activities. With approximately 830 employees located in 72 offices across the country, the TIGTA’s mission is to “promote the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of the internal revenue laws.” The TIGTA is also dedicated to the “prevention and detection of fraud, waste, and abuse within the IRS and related entities.”

The mission of the OIG, USCP, which was established by Congress in 2005, is to prevent and detect fraud, waste, and mismanagement in programs and operations of the USCP under the leadership of Inspector General Carl W. Hoecker. “Currently, 50 percent of OIG’s staff possesses the CFE credential, and we value the skill sets that are inherent to this credential,” Hoecker said.

The Office of the District Attorney, 18th Judicial District, located in Wichita, Kan., prosecutes violations of the criminal laws of Kansas under the direction of District Attorney Nola Foulston. According to Chief Deputy Kim Parker, the office has plans “to work toward having all current investigators achieve the [CFE] credential.” The office intends to use the partnership to increase anti-fraud experience and expertise.

“The ACFE is honored to welcome these agencies into the ACFE Law Enforcement Partnership,” said Alani Mundie, CFE, international law enforcement liaison for the ACFE. “It is our firm belief that fraud can only be controlled through the mutual cooperation of the public and the private sectors.”

Fellow participants in the partnership include, but aren’t limited to: the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Department of Defense, the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigative Division, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

For more information on the numerous discounts and benefits offered through participation in the ACFE Law Enforcement Partnership, please visit www.ACFE.com/LEP.

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