The Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) civilian staff currently consists of a Police Performance Auditor IV, seven Police Performance Auditors III, thirteen Special Investigators II, an Executive Administrative Assistant, four Senior Clerk Typists and a Systems Analyst II.
The Police Performance Auditor IV supervises the five Police Performance Auditor PPA IIIs (PPAs) assigned to the Audit Section. The PPAs conduct their own specified independent audits as well as performing in-depth reviews of specified Los Angeles Police Department (Department) audits, assessing their completeness, quality, and findings. Two PPAs assigned to the Complaint Section conduct reviews of Department misconduct complaint investigations, and prepare reports regarding the Department’s internal disciplinary assessments.
Nine Special Investigators (SIs) are assigned to the Use of Force Section where, for the purpose of oversight, they respond to the scene of Categorical Uses of Force (CUOF) by sworn police officers. The Use of Force SIs also prepare reviews of Department CUOF investigations, which are presented to the Police Commission to assist them in their adjudication of CUsOF. Three SIs are assigned to the Complaint Section where they conduct reviews of internal misconduct investigations and Department discipline. Complaint Section SIs also conduct investigations of citizen complaints regarding the Chief of Police. One Special Investigator assigned to the Audit Section assists with the preparation of OIG audits and the review of Department audits.
The Administrative Section includes the Executive Administrative Assistant who supervises the four Senior Clerk Typists, all of whom are primarily responsible for providing administrative and clerical support to the other Sections, as well as maintaining Office files. The Systems Analyst maintains several databases within the OIG and maintains the official OIG website.
In addition to the civilian employees, a sworn Sergeant II serves as the aide to the Inspector General (IG) and is a vital link to the internal policies and procedures of the Department. The Sergeant completes special projects on behalf of the IG, and may conduct personnel investigations involving allegations against OIG staff.
In addition to their oversight duties, the IG and OIG staff members are available upon request to attend community group meetings and make presentations regarding the Police Commission and the OIG.