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The Internal Audit Department’s reporting relationship was established by City Charter Section 6.04 and this department is the City’s independent appraisal function. The Internal Audit Department serves the public interest by providing independent and objective audits, reviews, and assessment. The Department promotes accountability throughout the City.

The Department ensures:
  • The city is applying its resources effectively, efficiently, and economically
  • The city is in compliance with laws, regulations, and policies and procedures
  • The city has adequate safeguards over its assets
  • The city has appropriate revenue management in place
  • The city’s financial and operational information is reliable
Additionally, Internal Audit aids in the prevention and detection of fraud, waste and abuse.

The Department accomplishes its mission by carrying out an annual audit plan that utilizes risk analysis to review critical areas of operations. The Department is committed to adding value at every opportunity.
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A summary of the audits and recommendations issued by the Department can be seen in the Internal Audit Dashboard.

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Reporting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

The City has established a system for residents, employees, and partners to anonymously report concerns and issues related to fraud, waste, or abuse of City assets. Reports may be submitted by using any of the following system options:
Online: www.lighthouse-services.com/cityofdenton
Hotline: (844) 440-0079
Email: reports@lighthouse-services.com
Fax: (215) 689-3885
Anonymous Reporting App from Lighthouse Services: Click here for instructions on how to install and use the app.

Reports are sent directly to the Investigation Committee for review to determine if a formal investigation is warranted. All submissions are confidential, and the identity of the caller will remain anonymous to the maximum extent allowed by law. Reporters can also choose to follow their reported issue through the investigative process.

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