On December 22, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Amarik K. Singh to serve as Inspector General at the Office of the Inspector General (the OIG), where she provides leadership and executive management. From 2019 to her present appointment, she served the OIG as a Senior Assistant Inspector General, supervising a team of attorneys responsible for conducting audits and, previously, attorneys who monitored internal investigations and disciplinary cases of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. From 2016 to 2019 and from 2007 to 2012, Singh served in the position of Special Assistant Inspector General, where she personally monitored high-profile and sensitive internal investigations. She was also a primary contributor for multiple OIG special projects, including the OIG’s special project concerning the monitoring of staff complaint cases documented in the 2019 report titled Special Review of Salinas Valley State Prison’s Processing of Inmate Allegations of Staff Misconduct.
From 2012 to 2015, she left the OIG and served as a commissioner on the California Board of Parole Hearings. In addition to her employment with the State of California, Singh served the public at the county level in California. From 2005 to 2007, she served as a deputy district attorney for the Kern County District Attorney’s Office; and from 1997 to 2005, as a deputy district attorney for the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office. From 2002 to 2005, she also lectured as an adjunct faculty member at the Tulare–Kings County Police Academy.
Singh received her juris doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, and a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice, with a concentration in corrections, from California State University, Stanislaus. Furthermore, in 2021, she earned the designation of Certified Inspector General Auditor, and in 2013, received her certification as an Administrative Law Hearing Officer.