Local FBI office starts campaign for public corruption awareness
August 22, 2017
The FBI started a campaign Monday in the Oklahoma City area to increase awareness of its involvement in investigating public corruption.
The "Don't Turn a Blind Eye" campaign, which includes new billboard messages in the metro area, encourages the public to report corruption by email to OklahomaCity@FBI.gov.
"We hope to alleviate and look into public corruption more. Hopefully this campaign will help us address that," said Chris Landolt, supervisory special agent.
Landolt also told news reporters Monday about the importance of reporting tips to the FBI.
"Public corruption erodes the confidence and trust of the taxpayer in government and ultimately costs that taxpayer," he said. "Public corruption is when a public official abuses his or her public office or position for a personal gain or benefit. Often this is a monetary gain."
Landolt said this will be the first of many campaigns to focus on the various aspects of what the FBI does.