Audit Released Regarding the CDA

Posted at 5:12 PM, Mar 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-06 09:53:12-04

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (WTXL) - The results of an audit are now released for an agency that's been under scrutiny for technical issues, along with its handling of emergency calls in several high profile cases.

City Auditor, Bert Fletcher delivered a 165 page audit Friday morning at the Public Safety Institute. While the audit shows some improvements have been made, there's a still a long road for the Consolidate Dispatch Agency.

Fletcher said they found nothing that the agency wasn't already aware of. Some of the main findings in the audit included an over payment to the Motorola system of almost $50,000, high employment turnover, and some employees were not equipped with proper certification. However the audit did commend CDA director, Tim Lee for the improvements he has made so far. Lee also delivered a report in response to the audit.

Commissioner Scott Maddox who asked for the audit in September, commended the auditor for the work that was performed. He also said he is optimistic about the CDA's future. 

Last month the CDA was criticized by a Leon County Grand jury for its handling of several high profile cases. Recommendations were also given by the grand jury for changing agency procedures.

The Motorola Company says the over payment issues have been addressed and the money has been recovered. They have been working closely with the CDA to help resolve maintenance and technical issues with the system.