OIG Reports

OIG written products fall into several main categories:

  • Annual Reports - OIG produces an annual work plan at the beginning of each year and an annual report at the end of each year. This year, 2019, is the first full year of operation for OIG. The work plan changes throughout the year in order to accommodate unforeseen priorities that come to the attention of OIG. The first annual report will cover activities through the end of 2019.
  • Audits - OIG audits are the primary mechanism by which OIG assesses SPD performance. The first OIG audit on police intelligence information governed by Seattle Municipal Code Chapter 14.12 will be published and available in May 2019. OIG audit staff also perform reviews which may not rise to the level of a full audit.
  • OPA Oversight - Review of OPA case handling is the primary mechanism by which OIG assesses OPA performance. OIG reviews how OPA handles allegations of police misconduct, including how OPA classifies the case for potential investigation and whether the cases that are investigated are objective, thorough, and complete. Case summaries are available on the OPA web site. OIG also reviews trends and patterns in OPA case handling; this analysis is summarized in the OIG annual report each year and guides OIG recommendations for OPA system improvements.
  • Policy Work - OIG provides input to SPD on its policies and processes, with an eye towards helping SPD apply methods that have a sound basis in science and address community concerns. Other outside accountability resources can be found on the Other resources link to the left of this page.
  • Memoranda - OIG also issues memoranda that may contain recommendations. This work may not necessarily have an associated audit or report.

Reports

Category Report Date Issued
Annual Reports

2020 OIG Work Plan

Last updated 12/31/19

Annual Reports 2019 OIG Work Plan Last updated 4/4/19
Audits Firearms Review 5/23/19
Audits 2018 Chapter 14.12 Compliance Audit 6/21/19
Audits Force Review Board Assessment 7/31/19
OPA Oversight OPA Auditor Report 5/31/19
Policy Evaluation of SPD Disparity Review Methodology 3/18/19
Policy SPD Disciplinary Process 7/8/19
Memoranda Peer Intervention Memo to Chief Best 9/26/18
Memoranda SPOG Contract Impacts Memo to CM Gonzalez 10/26/18
Memoranda Crime Stoppers Memo to Chief Best 4/29/19