David T. Harper is the Inspector General for the Florida Department of Financial Services. Previously he was the Inspector General for the City of Albuquerque. Harper retired in 2016 from a 40-year Air Force career. He spent 35 years as a Special Agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), where he primarily oversaw and investigated allegations of fraud and financial crime. While on active duty, he spent five years as an Air Force Security Policeman, in which he provided security to nuclear missiles and sensitive intelligence facilities. He has had a variety of assignments, which included the Chief of Economic Crime, at HQ AFOSI, Quantico, VA, the Special Agent-in-Charge, for the AFOSI Boston area office and other fraud investigative positions in Los Angeles, New York City, Sacramento, Munich and Berlin, Germany. His Air Force active duty service from 1976 to 1985 and reserve service from 1985 to 1993, included assignments in California, North Dakota, New Jersey, and Europe.
Harper holds a Masters of Public Administration degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Sacramento State University. He also has an Associate’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner, and was a member of the New Mexico ACFE Chapter. He is also a Certified Inspector General and serves on the national board of the Association of Inspectors General. Finally, he’s a Certified Financial Crime Investigator with the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators. He’s a member of the following organizations: The Fraternal Order of Police, Albuquerque Lodge 1, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans. He has received several awards from his military and civil service, to include the Air Force Outstanding Civilian Service Award (equivalent to the military Legion of Merit award), the Air Force Exemplary Civilian Service Award, the Army of Occupation Medal, and among several other awards.