Fairfax County is hiring a civilian auditor to monitor police officers' use of force and police-involved shootings.
The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to create the auditor's position.
The Washington Post reported the auditor will be paid at least $98,000 a year and report directly to the Board of Supervisors.
An independent auditor was one of more than 200 recommendations by a task force formed after the fatal shooting of Springfield resident John Geer by a county officer in 2013.
Earlier this year, the officer, Adam Torres, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter after a protracted investigation, where county attorneys were accused of stonewalling.
The county is also considering a requirement for officers to wear body cameras.