Office of the Inspector General
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.