Randall J. Meyer, Ohio Inspector General
Randall J. Meyer was appointed by the governor of Ohio, and confirmed by the Ohio Senate, as the 4th Ohio Inspector General in January 2011. While serving as the inspector general, Meyer has issued more than 400 reports of investigation, designed and instituted an advanced electronic case management system, and improved the office’s operational methods and practices, minimizing the cost of operation.
Prior to becoming Inspector General, Meyer dedicated his career to public service for 25 years. After completing four years of honorable military service in the United States Navy, Meyer began working as a police officer in 1990, serving as a deputy in the San Francisco Bay area. In 1992, Meyer moved back to Ohio, working first as an officer, and then as a detective for the City of Wilmington Police Department. In 1999, Meyer was recruited to serve as a criminal investigator for the Ohio Attorney General and was eventually promoted to lead the Ohio Attorney General’s Anti-Gang Unit. During this time, Meyer developed and established G.U.A.R.D., a statewide security threat group database which integrated various data collection systems used by different investigative entities. In 2003, Meyer joined the Ohio Auditor of State’s Public Corruption Unit as a lead investigator and, in 2007, was promoted to Chief of Special Investigations, managing the unit’s responsibility of identifying misappropriated or illegally expended public funds, and instituting a statewide fraud prevention training program.
Meyer holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Safety Management from Franklin University, is a certified fraud examiner for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), and is both a certified instructor for the National White Collar Crime Association (NW3C) and the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy. Meyer is a commissioned peace officer with the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, has served as a member of the Franklin University Criminal Justice Advisory Board since 2009, and has been on the board of directors of the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) since 2008. Inspector General Meyer was recently elected to a three-year term as a member of the board of directors of the Association of Inspectors General.
Ohio Inspector General's Office Staff
In 2011, after being appointed by the governor, Ohio Inspector General Randall Meyer assembled a staff of professionals who represent various educational backgrounds, credentials, and qualifications. With a current staff of 17, each individual possesses specialized knowledge or abilities in computer forensics, data collection and presentation, legal and criminal analysis, accounting and financial processes, law enforcement, case management, and subject matter expertise in agency operations, fiscal procedures and procurement, inventory control, and human resource management. While the mission of the Office of the Inspector General has remained the same, this team of professionals combats the ever-changing landscape of public corruption, effectively tackling the challenges that arise in an office with such a critical responsibility.