The Division of Investigations, as provided by state law, investigates
allegations of fraud, waste and abuse in state and local governments and other
publicly-funded entities within the State of Tennessee. These investigations
provide a basis, where applicable, for prosecutorial or administrative agencies
to pursue criminal, civil, and/or administrative actions.
The division reports the results of its investigations, including significant internal
control and compliance deficiencies noted during the investigations, to the
The division also provides requested assistance and appropriate information to
citizens, auditors, public officials and policy makers at all levels of government,
other state departments and agencies, law enforcement and prosecutorial
agencies and other interested parties.
The division has two units, Special Investigations and Financial & Compliance
Special Investigations conducts investigations with strong indications
of fraud present and a substantial potential for criminal prosecution.
Financial & Compliance Investigations conducts investigations which
support the financial and compliance audit report timelines of State
Audit and Local Government Audit. More routine indicators of fraud are
present. These cases may result in criminal prosecution.