Inspector General Jacqueline Hendricks’ law enforcement career began in April 1986, when she entered the Detroit Metropolitan Police Academy. After graduation, she was assigned as a police officer to the Fifth Precinct, Patrol Operations. During her tenure as a sworn officer she was assigned to several specialized departments such as Vice, Narcotics, Liquor License Unit, Technology Liaison Unit, and Civil Rights Integrity Bureau. IG’s Hendricks last assignment in law enforcement was with the Internal Affairs / Force Investigations Unit, where she conducted administrative and criminal investigations into allegations of excessive use of force by officers.
In January 2013, IG Hendricks retired from the Detroit Police Department. However, she was quickly hired by the City of Detroit, Office of Inspector General as an investigator in April 2013. During her tenure she investigated several high-profile cases involving fraud, waste, abuse and corruption.
On February 1, 2022, the City of Columbus Civilian Police Review Board and the mayor approved the appointment of Jacqueline Hendricks as the city’s first Inspector General. In this historic role as the first Inspector General for the City of Columbus, IG Hendricks and her staff will investigate allegations of police misconduct and excessive use of force by the sworn employees of the Columbus Division of Police.
IG Hendricks attended Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, where she earned a B.S. in Business Administration in 1997. She subsequently attended Central Michigan University and received a Master in Public Administration in 2016. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a member with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). She is also a member with the Association of Inspectors Generals (AIG) where she qualified as a Certified Inspector General (CIG) and Certified Inspector General Investigator (CIGI). As a member of the AIG’s Peer Review Team, she has conducted peer reviews of several OIG’s offices around the country.