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Record #: F2017-28   
Type: Report Status: Placed on File
Intro date: 4/19/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 4/19/2017
Title: Inspector General's Quarterly Report (2017 Q1)
Sponsors: Dept./Agency
Topic: REPORTS - Quarterly
Attachments: 1. F2017-28.pdf

Office of Inspector General
City of Chicago

Report of the Office of Inspector General: *************************

QuarterlyReport of the Office of Inspector General First Quarter 2017

April 2017

866-IG-TIPLINE (866-448-4754)

Joseph M. Ferguson Inspector General
City of Chicago

740 N Sedgwick. Suite 200 Chicago, Illinois 60654 Telephone: (773) 478-7799 Fax: (773) 47S-3949

April 15,2017

To the Mayor, Members of the City Council, the City Clerk, the City Treasurer, and the residents of the City of Chicago:

Enclosed for your review is the public report on the operations of the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) during the first quarter of 2017, filed with the City Council pursuant to Section 2-56-120 of the Municipal Code of Chicago.

This quarter OIG, in addition to its ongoing audit, investigative and hiring compliance work, took substantial steps toward the creation of a new Public Safety Section. Initial hiring processes are focused on the building of the audit and data analysis functions of the Section. At the end of the quarter, we concluded an externally conducted national search for the head of the Section culminating in the submission of the nomination of the first Deputy Inspector General for Public Safety.

The Section also took its first steps toward the promotion of transparency with the posting of aggregate data respecting the composition of the Chicago Police Department. Healing past wounds between the community and our public safety apparatus will require meaningful, continuing dialogue. By publishing data-based information and reporting out evidence-based findings and analysis, we hope the new Section will provide the information necessary to turn that dialogue from arguments about facts and access to information, as is all too often the case now, to meaningful exchanges about collaborative solutions to the pressing policing, crime and social issues that are among our biggest c...

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