Office of Special Investigations
Established in 2015, the Office of Special Investigations (OSI) serves as the platform that provides consistency in the handling of internal complaints involving any Department of Public Safety employee, volunteer, or contractor on allegations of serious misconduct. Office of Special Investigations consolidates the various internal affairs entities within the North Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS), to improve the efficiency and efficacy of internal investigations processes throughout the agency.
The Office of Special Investigations is also tasked with ensuring that the integrity of Department of Public Safety is maintained through an internal system in which independence, fairness, and justice are guaranteed by an impartial investigation and independent review of allegations of violations of laws, rules, or policies made against any DPS employee, volunteer, or contractor that could significantly impact that ability of DPS to accomplish its mission.
As part of its mission, the Office of Special Investigations strives to maintain an ethical work environment which creates and sustains trust between the DPS and the citizens of North Carolina.