In November 2010, Broward County voters approved the creation of the Broward Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and Broward County Charter Section 10.01 was established. The Charter authorizes the OIG to investigate gross mismanagement and misconduct, including fraud, corruption, abuse, and ethics violations. In April 2011, the independent OIG Selection-Oversight Committee chose John W. Scott to be the County's first-ever Inspector General. Twelve years later, the Committee unanimously voted to select Carol J. Breece as the current Inspector General, entrusting her with the responsibility for promoting integrity, accountability, and transparency in local government on behalf of the County's 1.9 million residents.
In order to accomplish our mission, the OIG has successfully built a diverse team of highly qualified individuals who bring to the organization various specialties and skill sets. These professionals include certified public accountants, attorneys including former prosecutors, former law enforcement officers, former state regulatory investigators, procurement specialists, and administrative specialists. Our team holds certifications including fraud examiner, financial crimes investigator, inspector general investigator, inspector general auditor, criminal trial lawyer, public accountant, public procurement officer, and criminal justice information system operator.
The OIG is led by the Inspector General and supported by a senior management team that includes a Deputy Inspector General, an Assistant Inspector General – Audit and Contract/Procurement Oversight, and a General Counsel. The OIG team also includes an Intake Manager, a Director of Investigations, Special Agents, a Senior Special Agent, Senior Auditors, an Operations Manager, an Investigative Support Specialist, a Deputy General Counsel, and a Senior Assistant Legal Counsel, who together support the intake, investigative, audit, contract and procurement oversight, operational, and legal functions of the office.