Adam Edelen Auditor of Public Accounts



The Office of the Auditor of Public Accounts is dedicated to providing a safe and secure way for the taxpayers of Kentucky to report waste, fraud, and abuse. The "SAFE" in SAFE-house stands for Secure, Anonymous, and File-Encrypted . Information obtained through the SAFE-house is stored on firewall-protected servers housed at an undisclosed location and accessible only to select staff in the Auditor's Office.

Anonymity and Confidentiality

A person submitting information to the Auditor's SAFE-house may ask to remain anonymous, and requests for anonymity will be honored. However, please understand that submitting information anonymously may limit our ability to obtain additional information that may be necessary for a thorough investigation. It is also important to note that all submissions of information-even those in which individuals have not requested anonymity--will remain confidential until notified otherwise.

Instructions for Submitting Information to the SAFE-house

1.) Be sure to include as much information as possible, including any pertinent documents. This can be very important for initiating and completing an investigation.

2.) After submitting your information, you will be provided with a Ticket Number which you can refer to when contacting our office either with additional information, or to inquire about the status of any investigation which may be underway. Be sure to keep a copy of your Ticket Number.

APA's Digital SafeHouse is being updated, and is currently unavailable. Please consider using one of the following confidential options to report your concerns:

  • Email us at
  • Call our TIPS Hotline at 800-KY ALERT to speak to an auditor on call during regular business hours.
  • If you recently submitted information via the APA Digital SafeHouse, and have not been contacted by an APA staff member, please call our TIPS line to check on the status of your concern.