The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) has announced Patrick O'Carroll as its new executive director.
An early member of the organization, O'Carroll joined FLEOA as a young Secret Service agent and, over time, ascended the management chain, taking on assignments in investigative, protective, information resource, and intelligence divisions, and before eventually becoming an Inspector.
O'Carroll retired from the Secret Service in 1996 to join the newly created Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of Inspector General (OIG). He went on to be nominated by President George W. Bush to become the 3rd SSA OIG Inspector General, a Senate-confirmed position with oversight over approximately 600 auditors, investigators, attorneys, and administrative staff. Additionally, during his tenure as Inspector General, he was elected Chairman of the Investigative Committee and contributed to the oversight and training of thousands of OIG investigators. O'Carroll also represented the Council of Inspectors General as the liaison with the White House on Improper Payments and was a member of the prestigious Integrity Committee –which addressed allegations against Inspectors General.
"It is with great pride that I join the leadership team in this outstanding and much-needed organization," said O'Carroll. "Over the years I have been an advocate for FLEOA and, whenever I address new agents, I have reminded them of their responsibilities, their need for obtaining professional liability protection, and the legal benefits of a FLEOA membership."
"As Executive Director, I look forward to remaining engaged with the law enforcement community and actively representing the interests of our investigators by proposing legislation to protect and support our members, expanding inter-agency data sharing, and ensuring that as we go forward we keep true to the FLEOA motto: You are not alone."
The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (www.fleoa.org) is the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan professional association that exclusively represents over 26,000 active and retired federal law enforcement officers from over 65 agencies.