Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
Record #: F2018-29   
Type: Report Status: Placed on File
Intro date: 5/23/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 5/23/2018
Title: Inspector General's report regarding Office of Emergency Management and Communications Public Safety Cameras Follow-Up Inquiry
Sponsors: Dept./Agency
Topic: CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Inspector General, - REPORTS - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. F2018-29.pdf
APRIL 2018


CITY OF CHICAGO OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
REPORT OF THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL


OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND COM MUNICATIONS PU BLIC SAFETY CAM ERAS FOLLOW-UP INQUIRY



:OSEP-l M FERGUSON INSPECTOR GENERAL
740 NORV'H SEDGWICK STREET SUITE 200 CHICAGO. 11.1 INOIS 60654 TE.EPHONC i?"?! 478-7799 FAX (773j 473-3949


TO THE MAYOR, MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL, THE CITY CLERK, THE CITY TREASURER, AND THE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:
The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its December 2016 audit of the Office of Emergency Management and Communications' (OEMC) management of public safety cameras. Based on the Department's responses, OIG concludes that OEMC has implemented two corrective actions related to the audit findings and has begun to implement three others.

The 2016 audit assessed the effectiveness of OEMC's management of public safety cameras by testing whether the cameras worked properly, whether the cameras received necessary repairs in a timely manner, whether the cameras retained footage for the required number of days, and whether access to the cameras was limited to appropriately authorized personnel.

OIG found that, in managing public safety cameras, OEMC did not comply with, and did not require other departments to comply with, citywide policies regulating access to information systems. As a result. OEMC could not. in most instances, determine which individuals accessed the camera system or how those individuals used the cameras. We also found that OEMC did not establish and enforce operational objectives for public safety cameras, and therefore could not determine whether . operational levels were optimal. OIG further found that although OEMC's project manager—the Public Building Commission (PBC)—received and reviewed deliverables as required, minor deficiencies in PBC's vendor monitoring prevented it from fully executing its responsibilities as a project manager.
Based upon the ...

Click here for full text