Investigative and Law Enforcement Services

OSIG serves the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia by investigating allegations of waste, fraud, abuse, corruption or criminal activity in state agencies and certain nonstate agencies.

OSIG has law enforcement authority within its general scope of operations and works in cooperation with the Virginia State Police, Virginia Division of Capitol Police and other law enforcement agencies in its investigative pursuits.


Pursuant to the Code of Virginia, the State Inspector General shall:

  • Investigate the management and operations of state agencies or non-state agencies to determine whether acts of fraud, waste, abuse or corruption have been committed or are being committed by state officers or employees or any officers or employees of a non-state agency (§ 2.2-309 [4]); 
  • Investigate to resolve allegations of fraudulent, illegal or inappropriate activities concerning ... distributions from the Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Fund (§ 2.2-309.2 [ii][b]);
  • Detect and take actions to prevent fraud, waste,and abuse. 

OSIG investigative reports are not published on the OSIG website due to their sensitive nature. Redacted copies of reports may be released upon request. Please refer to Code of Virginia § 2.2-3700 et seq. for Virginia Freedom of Information Act guidelines. 

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