Office of the Inspector General (OIG)

The Cleveland Division of Police Inspector General has been appointed by the Mayor into the classified service of the City and reports directly to the Chief of Police. The Office of the Inspector General assists the Division with the following tasks:

  • Reviewing policies and practices for compliance issues and to determine whether they promote officer and public safety.
  • Auditing policy compliance.
  • Investigating and analyzing trends, including making recommendations for reform concerning policies, procedures, practices, training and equipment to improve service and accountability.
  • Analyzing the investigations conducted by the Office of Professional Standards.
  • Analyzing and assessing disciplinary trends.

Reports and recommendations for reform are made public.

Persons wishing to file a complaint regarding a member of the Division should consult this page: Complaint Process.


  • Christopher Paul Viland, Esq., Inspector General
    Christopher Viland was appointed on September 3, 2019 and given the task of starting up a new office. Mr. Viland comes to the City of Cleveland with an extensive background in law enforcement including having served as the Chief of Police in Solon, Ohio, the President of the Cuyahoga County Police Chiefs Association, and as an appointee of Ohio Governor as a Commissioner on the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission. He obtained his J.D. summa cum laude from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law, has practiced as a private attorney and served as a magistrate with the Bedford MunicipalCourt. His private law practices have dealt with governmental relations and federal civil rights actions.
  • Deputy Inspector General / Senior Policy Analyst
  • Executive Assistant / Paralegal

OIG Publications