Ohio Department of Public Safety


What led to this audit?

State law requires the Ohio Auditor of State to conduct a performance audit of four state agencies or institutions of higher education every two years. During the most recent audit period, the Ohio Department of Public Safety was selected for an audit in compliance with state regulations. The Department is one of the state’s largest agencies with approximately 4,000 employees and six divisions tasked with a variety of missions related to serving and protecting Ohioans.

What we found?

This was the first performance audit of the Department conducted by the Ohio Performance Team. We reviewed areas relating to staffing, information technology, fleet operations, and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. We found that opportunities for increased efficiency and transparency exist throughout the Department’s operations. In total, we identified 14 recommendations and three issues for further study related to our audit objectives.