Who We Are
In 2012, the County Council for Prince George’s passed legislation to create the Office of Ethics and Accountability to provide increased accountability and oversight of operations of the County Government by identifying fraud, abuse, and illegal acts in County government operations.
The Executive Director is appointed by the County Executive, and confirmed by the County Council and also serves as the Executive Director of the Board of Ethics.
Conduct investigations and provide information to appropriate law enforcement officials
Conduct joint investigations and projects with the Office of Audits and Investigations and other agencies
Issue public reports and establish policies and procedures to conduct the Office
Make recommendations to the County Executive and County Council to promote efficiency, accountability and integrity in County Government
Provide support to the Board of Ethics, which is responsible for interpreting the County’s Code of Ethics, ensuring reporting of Financial Disclosure Statements by County elected officials and employees, and requiring lobbyists register and report applicable lobbying activities
Receive and investigate complaints of alleged abuse, fraud and deficiencies in County Government