Inspector General


The Office of Inspection General serves as a central point for coordination of and responsibility for activities that promote accountability, integrity and efficiency in government. Under the authority of the Florida Citrus Commission, and in accordance with Section 20.055 Florida Statutes, the responsibilities of the inspector general’s office are to:

  • Direct and coordinate audits, investigations and management reviews, both internal and external
  • Promote economy and efficiency
  • Prevent and/or detect fraud, waste, and abuse
  • Advise in the development of performance measures and assess the reliability and validity of information provided by Department on performance measures and standards
  • Develop an annual audit plan based on a risk assessment conducted with management and Citrus Commission input


As inspector general for the Florida Department of Citrus, Kevin Eaton is responsible for all audits, investigations and management reviews relating to programs and operations. The position reports directly to the Office of the Chief Inspector General for the Office of the Governor, the executive director, and the Florida Citrus Commission.

Eaton retired for the Federal Bureau of Investigation where he worked as Assistant Special Agent in charge of the Tampa Field Office. Eaton served with the FBI for 26 years, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for three years and as an internal auditor for Ashland Oil, Inc. for one year.

He graduated from Marshall University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting degree in 1985.

2016-17 Audit Plan (PDF)

Archived Audit Plans

Annual Reports (click links for PDF)


Archived Annual Reports

Internal Audit Reports (click links for PDF)

Audit Assessments on Imported Products

Golin International Contract 13-09

Archived Audit Reports

Internal Audit Charter (PDF)

Auditor General Reports (Florida Auditor General website)



Inspector General
P.O. Box 9010
Bartow, FL 33831
(863) 537-3974