Welcome to the Office of Inspector General (OIG). The OIG's role within the City of Los Angeles is to support the Board of Police Commissioners, a five-member civilian panel, and the public by providing information and analysis regarding the conduct and performance of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). The OIG functions as the "eyes and ears" of the Board of Police Commissioners, which is responsible for overseeing the LAPD.
The OIG is separate and independent from the Department. The OIG also reviews investigations specific to all officer-involved shootings and significant uses of force that result in death or hospitalization, as well as complaint investigations of police officer misconduct. The OIG conducts its own performance-related audits, as well as other reviews.
Finally, the OIG is responsible for providing oversight of the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Police Division, which is responsible for securing the sixth busiest airport in the world and third busiest in the United States.
**Due to growing concerns of COVID-19, the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners - Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is currently closed to the public.
As the OIG continues to operate, however, all OIG services will remain available: online, over the phone, and via regular mail. Please call our office should you have any questions, at (213) 893-6400.
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** Update 3/3/21: The OIG's mobile app is currently undergoing a period of transition and may be temporarily available.
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Phone Spoofing Advisory (5.20.21): It has recently come to the OIG’s attention that our main office phone number (213-893-6400) may have been used by unidentified parties without our knowledge and authorization (a practice known as “Spoofing”) to contact members of the public. We have filed a formal complaint with the Federal Communications Commission regarding this matter. If you receive an unsolicited call from our number and are suspicious of its origin, please do not hesitate to contact us directly to verify whether the call was from us. Please also be aware that staff from the OIG will not ask for your banking or social security information, except in the very rare circumstance when such information is relevant to a complaint of misconduct against the LAPD that you have initiated.