The Inspector General's Division (IGD), established by the City Council in December 2021, is an independent investigative authority that assumes the primary responsibility of identifying, investigating, and resolving ethical issues within the city (including those related to fraud, waste, abuse, public corruption, and official misconduct). The IGD receives, investigates, and prosecutes complaints and makes initial determinations regarding complaints received through the fraud, waste, and abuse hotline and any other medium. The IGD also issues confidential advisory opinions to city officials and employees and general advisory opinions that are available to all city officials and employees. Additionally, IGD provides training and information related to the Code of Ethics to city officials, employees, and others doing business with the city. The IGD is comprised of attorneys, investigators, and support staff with the skills and mindset to meet the task at hand. The IGD reports its progress by issuing quarterly reports to the Ethics Advisory Commission (EAC), the City Council, the city auditor, and the city manager.
We pursue the truth with an objective mind, without bias, and regardless of politics.
CHIEF INTEGRITY OFFICER
Under the supervision of the Inspector General, the Chief Integrity Officer (CIO) implements city-wide ethics training, provides confidential and general advisory opinions, and promotes a culture of ethical excellence in the city. Public confidence in the integrity of the city government is key to a stable society. The IGD embraces the responsibility to build public confidence, in part, through the work of the CIO.
The enforcement team is tasked with application of the Code of Ethics within the city, including city officials, employees, vendors, contractors, and others doing business with the city, and stands ready to receive, vet, and process potential allegations of misconduct involving ethics, fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption from filing to completion. Collectively, the team is comprised of individuals with backgrounds in fraud identification, case investigations, trial presentations, and ethics evaluations.
Public officials, vendors, and contractors are obligated to cooperate with the IGD. City employees are further obligated to report potential misconduct involving ethics, fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption to this office. The IGD is tasked with properly addressing all complaints and can refer cases to law enforcement or human resources when appropriate. The IGD is also tasked with broad jurisdiction to seek out fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption and has the authority to initiate its own investigations and enforce claims of retaliation in violation of the code of ethics.
The City of Dallas is committed to ensuring that city officials and employees make sound ethical choices that cultivate an ethical environment that prioritizes the public interest. Through the promotion of ethical conduct and a service-first culture, the IGD is a foundational element in the focus on building a strong and ethical government for our residents.
All complaints made to the IGD are confidential. For your convenience, please use the hotline number, QR Code or click the red telephone icon below to report potential instances of ethical misconduct to redirect you.
CENTRALIZED LOCATION FOR ETHICS ADVISORY OPINION REQUESTS
TO REPORT ETHICS VIOLATIONS, FRAUD, WASTE OR ABUSE