The Minority and Women's Business Opportunity Office (MWBOO) is responsible for certification of MBEs and WBEs, maintaining a directory of certified businesses, investigating alleged violations of the M/WBE ordinance, maintaining statistics on availability and utilization of MBEs and WBEs, setting annual participation goals, setting contract participation goals on a contract by contract basis, setting participation goals on city-assisted projects, and providing assistance to bidders and developers in identifying M/WBE firms.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) was created as an oversight authority that could effectively investigate at all levels of City government, while remaining autonomous, independent and insulated from political influences.
The scope of authority and powers of inquiry vested in the OIG are, by necessity, quite broad. These include conducting objective and independent audits, reviews and investigations relating to Baltimore City Government and, in some cases, those who do business with the City, in order to:
promote economy, efficiency and effectiveness,
detect and deter fraud, waste and abuse, and
promote ethical, fiscal and legal accountability.
The Office of Legal Affairs for the Baltimore City Police Department handles a wide range of legal matters for the Department, including civil litigation, contractual review, forfeitures, subpoenas, Public Information Act requests and assists with ongoing training.