Mr. McClintock will be tasked with deterring and identifying fraud, waste, and abuse in parish government.
But, he hopes to improve overall parish government operations.
"To leave the parish with a better system for accountability and oversight and make operations more transparent to the parish residents. Those are the things that have truly lasting effects and an increased efficiency and effectiveness of government," McClintock says.
Along with that, he says, are the occasional revelations of gross mismanagement...fraud, waste, and abuse.
"But, the true benefit of an Inspector General is better policies, procedures and regulations within the parish structure."
McClintock doesn't have an office yet, and says it'll take nine months to a year to get that office up and running and producing results.
And, he says he'll be depending on the local community to get him up to speed on issues that need to be addressed.
"The residents the businesses, the employees of the parish are the ones that are in the best position to identify and spot issues as they develop."
"Quite frankly, they're the ones who see things and are able to spot problems areas much quicker than I can, in a lot of cases," says McClintock. "And, I look forward to establishing lines of communication with all of those groups."
However, he says those groups may have to be patient with him.
"I know the parish residents have probably heard 'stand by and hang on' plenty. But, investigations and audits out of Inspector General's offices are detailed affairs and they do take time. The average time, from start to finish, in the office that I ran prior to this was over six months."
A release from Parish President John Young says that, while in that office of Baltimore City Inspector General, "Mr. McClintock is credited for rebuilding his agency's structure and operational capacity by providing a clear vision of organizational purpose, selecting, training and motivating a competent staff, and requiring a meaningful work product achieved by thoroughness and integrity of effort."
According to Young, "His leadership resulted in an impressive record of identifying cost savings and recoveries, rooting out numerous employees engaged in fraud, proposing increased oversight and accountability measures, and championing innovative policies and procedures for cost-effective government operations.
McClintock is a graduate of the School of Law at the University of Maryland, earning a baccalaureate degree in criminology, and finishing summa cum laude. He served over 18 years in local law enforcement, during which he was selected to attend the FBI National Academy.