Roger Ikemoto, Inspector General
Captain Ivan Tien, Deputy Inspector General
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) consists of the Audits and Inspections Units. The OIG conducts internal audits, reviews, and inspections in an independent and objective manner designed to add value and improve departmental operations and efficiencies. The OIG assists the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to identify, examine, evaluate, and manage departmental risk, and assess internal controls and governance processes.
The CHP recognizes a proper evaluation of its internal controls starts with an understanding of the operational environment and a thorough assessment of mission critical objectives. Therefore, the Office of the Commissioner provides authority for the OIG to perform audits, reviews, inspections, and program evaluations of the CHP’s high risk areas.
The philosophy of the CHP is to verify the risk management, internal control, and governance processes of the CHP are adequate and functioning in a manner to ensure:
Reliability and integrity of financial and operational information;
Risks are appropriately identified, managed, and monitored;
Effectiveness and efficiency of operations;
Significant financial, managerial, and operating information is accurate, reliable, and timely;
Identification and disruption of fraud, waste, and abuse;
Safeguarding of assets; and
Compliance with laws, regulations, and contracts.