• One of government’s primary roles is to establish order and safeguard its people. Public safety agencies and the court system do this by working to prevent and protect residents from harm, natural disasters, and crime; by protecting our rights; and by administering justice under the law.

    In 2011, the Office of the State Auditor issued 43 audits in the area of public safety and the judiciary. 38 of these audits were of the court system; the others consisted of three sheriff’s offices, the Committee for Public Counsel Services, the Department of the State Police, and the Sex Offender Registry Board.