FBI Assistant Director Patrick Kelley discusses the FBI Office of Integrity & Compliance [Podcast]


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Recorded live at the FBI Compliance Academy in Washington, DC, FBI Assistant Director and Chief Compliance Officer, Office of Integrity and Compliance (OIC), Patrick Kelley and host Kortney Nordrum discuss the inception, building, and growth of the FBI’s integrity and compliance, including:

  • What the Office of Integrity and Compliance (OIC) is and what they do;
  • How to train and educate 35,000 employees in 56 field offices and 70+ legal attaches;
  • The structure and hierarchy of leadership in the FBI and the OIC, and who holds them accountable;
  • How the OIC identifies and assesses risk;
  • The process for internal and external audits of the OIC;
  • The FBI Ethics Program;
  • The importance of building and growing your compliance and ethics program;
  • Benefits on non-punitive self-disclosure;
  • OIC’s 5-year Strategic plan; and
  • Measuring impact and success in the FBI compliance program.

Prior to joining the FBI in 1994, Patrick W. Kelley served for 21 years in the U.S. Navy as a member of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He began his career in the Navy in 1973 as the Station Judge Advocate at Naval Air Station, Moffett Field California. He served there until 1977 when he was transferred to Naval Base, Yokosuka, Japan, where he was a prosecutor and international law officer. In 1981, Mr. Kelley was promoted and transferred to the Naval Justice School, Newport, Rhode Island, where he served as an instructor until 1983. The Navy selected Mr. Kelley for post-graduate schooling in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and then sent him to the Office of the Judge Advocate General in Washington, D.C., to serve as the head of the Standards of Conduct and Legislation Branches. Mr. Kelley was promoted again and selected to serve as the Commanding Officer of Naval Legal Service Office, Groton, Connecticut, in 1988. In 1991, Mr. Kelley was promoted to the rank of Captain (O-6) and transferred to the Pentagon where he finished his naval career as the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General for Administrative Law.

After retiring from the Navy in 1994, Mr. Kelley joined the FBI Office of General Counsel (OGC) as an attorney-advisor in the Administrative Law Unit. He was selected as unit chief of that unit in 1995. Three years later, Mr. Kelley was promoted to the Senior Executive Service. As a deputy general counsel, Mr. Kelley led the General Law and Legal Training Branch. He also served as the OGC Chief of Staff, the FBI Component Designated Agency Ethics Official, and Senior Privacy Officer. In the summer of 2007, Mr. Kelley was asked to lead the newly created Office of Integrity and Compliance, where he currently serves.

Mr. Kelley holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Michigan State University, a Juris Doctor degree from Duke University, a Masters of Law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters of Business Administration degree from George Washington University. He was given a Legion of Merit medal by the Navy in 1994 and a Meritorious Executive award by the FBI in 2003.