Florence Finkle possesses extensive anti-corruption experience, is one of the nation’s leading practitioners of internal and external oversight of law enforcement, and is an expert in establishing investigative processes and training programs and using findings from investigations and audits to improve institutions’ practices and policies. Ms. Finkle currently serves as the New York City Department of Correction’s deputy commissioner for integrity and policy. She leads the Office of Excellence, which helps set performance standards for the department’s 10,000 employees. Ms. Finkle manages the Internal Investigations Division, which is responsible for investigating allegations of staff misconduct, including excessive use of force, sexual abuse against inmates, and undue familiarity. Ms. Finkle also directs the Policy Compliance Unit, which conducts operational audits and audits of jails’ adherence to department security policies, and the Policies and Procedures Unit.
Prior to joining the New York City Department of Correction, Ms. Finkle prosecuted corrupt police officers at the New York County District Attorney’s office, served as the deputy executive director for investigations and executive director of the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board, the nation’s largest police oversight agency, and managed the New York State Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
Ms. Finkle graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University in 1984 and obtained her law degree from New York University School of Law in 1987.