Richard Lober specializes in training for law enforcement officers, correctional officers and investigators for government agencies. Until his retirement in May 2010, Richard Lober was the Inspector General for Florida's Department of Environmental Protection, which had over 4,000 employees. The Inspector General had independent authority concerning all matters relating to the investigation and review of misconduct, fraud, waste, misuse/abuse and mismanagement of the agency's resources. The Office of the Inspector General became one of the first offices in the Florida to be awarded accreditation for meeting the high standards in conducting investigations as established by the Commission on Florida Accreditation. Mr. Lober was also the Agency Head of Florida- Medicaid Fraud Control Unit - Office of the Attorney General. This 232 person law enforcement agency had statewide responsibility for criminal and civil enforcement of healthcare fraud.
Mr. Lober has served as the Chief Inspector of the Office of Executive Investigations for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). This office, which reported directly to the FDLE Commissioner, handled Governor Ordered investigations, high profile public corruption cases, internal investigations and background investigations of Governor Appointees. Mr. Lober was also an Assistant General Counsel with FDLE and held several other positions with the agency. Prior to joining FDLE, Attorney Lober was General Labor Counsel for the Miami-Dade County Police Benevolent Association and was a prosecutor in the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office. His law enforcement career, which began in 1974, included six years as a deputy/sergeant with the Miami-Dade Police Department.
Mr. Lober received his Juris Doctorate in 1983 from Western New England School of Law and began his legal career as a prosecutor with the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office.He also has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration. In 2010, Mr. Lober became a Certified Inspector General Auditor, which was awarded by the Association of Inspectors General. From 2001 - 2003, Mr. Lober served as the Charter President for the Florida Internal Affairs Investigators Association. He is an honorary member of that Association as well as the Miami-Dade County PBA. He also served on the Executive Committee of the Florida Association of Inspectors General.
Mr. Lober has been a guest lecturer for numerous criminal justice agencies and associations and has written several published articles. He has also developed numerous training programs and served as adjunct faculty for the Public Agency Training Council, Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Executive Institute, the Southern Police Institute, the I.A.C.P., the Florida Inspectors General Institute and the Regional Community Policing Institute at St. Petersburg College.