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Law enforcement oversight audit wins Knighton award for high-impact, innovative audit

We are proud to announce that the King County Auditor’s Office has been awarded the 2015 Exemplary Knighton Award for best performance audit by the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA). ALGA noted that the report, Law Enforcement Oversight: Limited Independence, Authority & Access to Information Impede Effectiveness, was especially innovative and persuasive handling of a sensitive and timely topic that has led to significant impact on civilian police oversight in King County.

Each year, local government audit organizations from around the U.S. and Canada submit their best performance audit reports for judging. The purpose of the competition is to improve government services by encouraging and increasing levels of excellence among local government auditors. Judges from peer organizations determined that this audit was the best of 2015 for offices of our size. ALGA is a national audit association founded in 1985 committed to supporting and improving local government auditing through advocacy, collaboration, education, and training, while upholding and promoting the highest standards of professional ethics.

The Council adopted our 2017-2018 work program. You can see it here (link). Be watching for our upcoming briefings to the King County Council and publication of reports.

Upcoming reports

February 27: The PSERN capital projects oversight report will be presented to the Law and Justice Committee.

Coming soon

  • Audit: Paratransit
  • Audit: Transit Information Technology
  • Audit: King County Sheriff Overtime
  • Audit: Public Health
  • Audit: Relicensing Program Contract

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