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Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
Grant to the Waukegan, Illinois Police Department

October 28, 1999
Office of the Inspector General


The Office of the Inspector General, Audit Division, has completed an audit of the grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), to the City of Waukegan, Illinois, Police Department (Waukegan PD). The Waukegan PD received a total of $1,858,556 to hire 20 entry-level sworn police officers and redeploy 14 full time equivalent officers under the COPS hiring and Making Officer Redeployment Effective grants. In addition, the grantee received $5,000 under the Troops to COPS program for the training costs of one qualified military veteran hired as a police officer. The purpose of the grants is to enhance community policing efforts.

In brief, we determined the Waukegan PD generally used grant funds in accordance with grant requirements and to enhance the Waukegan PD's community policing efforts. However, we found that:

These items are discussed in the Findings and Recommendations section of the report. Our scope and methodology appear in Appendix I.