inspector general


Definition of inspector general

: a person who heads an inspectorate or a system of inspection (as of an army)

Examples of inspector general in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Baltimore County Council members on Monday approved paying a contractor $99,000 to help review ethics laws and study the inspector general’s office. Alison Knezevich, Baltimore Sun, 4 Apr. 2022 In other City Hall news, Lightfoot is expected to announce Deborah Witzburg, a former high-ranking leader in the inspector general’s office, to be the city’s top watchdog. Chicago Tribune Staff,, 31 Mar. 2022 However, none of the 12 officers was punished, according to the inspector general’s report. Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times, 12 Mar. 2022 The Tigta spokesman said that the audit is in a planning phase and that the inspector general’s office hasn’t finalized the scope or time frame of the review. Joe Palazzolo And Richard Rubin, WSJ, 3 Mar. 2022 Folsom reported her pregnancy to human resources in October 2020, according to the inspector general’s office. Washington Post, 18 Feb. 2022 Their report said that the police have addressed more than 90 of 103 recommendations made by the department’s inspector general. Washington Post, 5 Jan. 2022 Mark Griffin, Cuyahoga County’s inspector general since 2015, who helped investigate corruption in the county’s IT department, and problems at the jail. Courtney Astolfi, cleveland, 22 Dec. 2021 The city’s inspector general’s office also has completed its investigation of the raid, but those findings have yet to be released. Jeremy Gorner,, 10 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of inspector general

1702, in the meaning defined above

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“Inspector general.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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