In August 2010 the Broward County Commission unanimously voted to place a Charter Amendment question on the November 2010 ballot asking the voters of Broward County if a Charter Office of the Inspector General should be created. The voters responded and
Section 10.01 of the Charter of Broward County established the Broward Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The Charter authorizes the OIG to investigate misconduct, including fraud, corruption, abuse and ethics violations, and gross mismanagement. In April 2011, John W. Scott was selected by the independent Selection-Oversight Committee to be the first ever Broward Inspector General. The Committee entrusted the Inspector General with the responsibility for establishing the foundation for promoting integrity, accountability, and transparency in government on behalf of the residents of Broward County. In December 2018, the Committee unanimously voted to renew Mr. Scott's contract for a third four-year term.
In order to accomplish our mission, the OIG has successfully recruited a diverse team of highly qualified individuals who bring to the organization a variety of specialties and skill sets. These professionals include attorneys, former military, federal, state and local law enforcement officers, state regulatory investigators, auditors, procurement specialists, and administrative specialists. Our team holds certifications as fraud examiners, inspector general investigators and criminal justice information system operators.
The OIG is led by the Inspector General and supported by a senior management team which includes the Deputy Inspector General, Assistant Inspector General and General Counsel. The OIG team also includes a Senior Assistant Legal Counsel; Assistant Legal Counsel; Director of Audit and Contract/Procurement Oversight; Senior Auditors; Supervisory Special Agent, Investigations; Special Agents; Office Manager; and Investigative Support Specialist who support the Investigative, Audit and Contract/Procurement Oversight, and Ethics programs.