STATEWIDE — The Commonwealth’s Office of the State Inspector General (OSIG) announced that it hired an accreditation manager in an effort to receive grant funding for training and equipment.
Elizabeth Knudson, who previously filled the same role with the Lexington (Va.) Police Department, will be responsible for getting the OSIG’s investigations unit accredited with state and federal entities such as Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission and the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
“These accreditation standards hold law enforcement agencies accountable,” said OSIG Chief of Investigations Katrina Goodman. “Accountability, transparency and integrity are recognized and prized by other law enforcement agencies and communities and show that your agency takes pride in its work.”
OSIG was established in 2012 with the purpose of conducting investigations and performance audits of state agencies. It also provides training and standards for the Commonwealth’s internal audit programs and inspects facilities run by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.