CPD Overtime Controls Audit

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) controls related to regular-duty overtime. The objective of the audit was to determine if CPD effectively manages regular-duty overtime to prevent waste and abuse. There are a variety of reasons why CPD members may work overtime related to their regular … [Read More…]

OIG Advisory Regarding the 2015 CPD Lieutenant’s Promotional Exam

The Office of Inspector General has issued an advisory with recommendations to the Chicago Police Department (CPD) for improvements to ensure the integrity of its promotional testing processes. The advisory arises from an extensive investigation into allegations that certain CPD members received confidential exam materials pertaining to the 2015 lieutenant promotional exam. OIG did not … [Read More…]

OIG Review of the City’s Collective Bargaining Agreements

This year, the City and its unionized workforce will negotiate new collective bargaining agreements (CBAs). The terms and conditions of employment for over 90 percent of the more than 30,000 City workers, ranging from salary schedules and vacation policies to staffing rules and disciplinary procedures, will be on the table. Such an opportunity to reassess … [Read More…]

OIG Advisory Determines IPRA Reporting Inaccurate and Incomplete

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 2, 2016 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Advisory Determines IPRA Reporting Inaccurate and Incomplete In an advisory released today, the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) determined that the Independent Police Review Authority’s (IPRA) public reporting of officer use of force was inaccurate and incomplete prior to 2015. … [Read More…]

OIG Advisory Regarding Use-of-Force Reporting

OIG has determined that the public reporting by the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) on the Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) use of force prior to 2015 was inaccurate and incomplete, and that IPRA could improve its reporting procedures to provide meaningful transparency, improve accountability, build public trust, and, ultimately, bolster public safety. OIG determined that … [Read More…]

Follow-Up on CPD Assault-Related Crime Statistics

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its April 2014 audit of the Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) classification and summary reporting for assault-related crimes in 2012. OIG concludes that CPD has implemented corrective actions related to the original audit findings. The purpose of the 2014 audit was to … [Read More…]

Audit of CPD Assault-Related Crime Statistics

OIG found that the Chicago Police Department (CPD) incorrectly classified 3.1% of 2012 assault-related events contained in incident reports, under the 10% error rate that the FBI states is acceptable for agencies participating in its national reporting program. In addition, CPD’s CompStat reports and the City’s Data Portal accurately reflected the assault-related incidents in CPD’s … [Read More…]

Audit of CPD Gun Turn-In Program

The Chicago Police Department’s Gun Turn-In Program gives participants a gift card in exchange for turning in a gun. It is one of many initiatives to reduce crime in Chicago and has the stated intention of removing guns from the city’s streets. The OIG’s audit of CPD’s 2012 Gun Turn-In Event found that CPD accurately … [Read More…]

OIG Recommends Civilianizing 292 Police Officer Positions to Save City At Least $6.4 Million Annually

The OIG recommended that the Chicago Police Department (CPD) civilianize 292 positions to save the City an estimated $6.4 to $16.6 million annually. The report analyzed opportunities to civilianize certain positions in 30 separate CPD units, and found that at least 292 full-time positions of the 370 reviewed could be filled by civilians. The 30 … [Read More…]

Audit of CPD Tuition Repayment

OIG released an audit that found waste and inefficiency in the Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) administration of its Tuition Reimbursement Program (TRP). OIG sought to determine if CPD was effectively administering the $6.5 million program. Among its findings, OIG found $180,375 owed to the City by 15 employees who resigned City service prior to their … [Read More…]