About the Inspector General

Shortly after taking office, Clerk Peacock, established the Department of Inspector General via charter in January of 2015. Clerk Peacock envisioned an accredited inspector general department staffed with highly qualified and dedicated staff.

Inspector General Brad Embry was initially hired as an Inspector General Investigator in March of 2015. In addition to his regular duties, Brad was tasked with developing appropriate investigative policies and procedures as well as serving as the department’s accreditation manager. In February of 2017, the department received initial accreditation from the Florida Commission for Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA). Brad was promoted to Inspector General in January of 2018. The department received its first reaccreditation in February of 2020.


University of West Florida
Major: Master of Science in Administration (Degree awarded: May 2011)
Specialization: Government Acquisition and Contract Administration

Troy University
Major: Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (Degree awarded: June 1999)
Minor: Psychology

North West Florida State College
Major: Associate of Science in Criminal Justice (Degree awarded: June 1996)
Occupational Certification: Florida Law Enforcement Officer Basic Training

Professional Certifications

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Certification No. 698036)

Certified Inspector General Investigator (CIGI)
Association of Inspectors General (Certification No. 665)

Certified Inspector General (CIG)
Association of Inspectors General (Certification No. 688)

Certified Inspector General Auditor (CIGA) |
Association of Inspectors General (Certification No. 629)

Department Contact:
Brad Embry, CFE, CIG, CIGI, CIGA
Inspector General
Clerk of Courts and Comptroller
101 East James Lee Blvd.
Crestview, FL 32536
Phone: (850) 689-5000 ext. 3424
Email: [email protected]
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