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Randall J. Meyer, Ohio Inspector General
Randall J. Meyer was appointed as Ohio Inspector General in January 2011, and reappointed in 2015, by the governor of Ohio and confirmed by the Ohio Senate. While serving as the inspector general, Meyer has released over 600 reports of investigation, issued more than 900 recommendations to agencies, and identified over $280 million dollars lost to the state of Ohio.
Prior to becoming Inspector General, Meyer dedicated his career to public service for more than 25 years. After completing four years of honorable military service in the United States Navy, Meyer began work as a police officer in 1990, serving as a deputy in the San Francisco Bay area. In 1992, Meyer returned to Ohio, working first as a police 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 as director of 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 singularly integrated the various data collection systems used by different investigative entities. In 2003, Meyer joined the Ohio Auditor of State’s Public Corruption Unit as senior 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, and is certified as an inspector general from the Association of Inspectors General. Meyer also has a fraud examiner certification from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and is a certified instructor for both the National White Collar Crime Center and the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy. Meyer has served as a member of the Franklin University Criminal Justice Advisory Board since 2009, and the board of directors of the National White Collar Crime Center since 2008. In 2013, Meyer was elected to the board of directors of the Association of Inspectors General, and for two years served on the executive committee.
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