Community Oriented Policing Services Grant to the
North Chicago, Illinois Police Department
December 23, 1999
Office of the Inspector General
The Office of the Inspector General, Audit Division, has completed an audit of a grant awarded by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services to the North Chicago, Illinois Police Department. The purpose of the grant is to enhance community policing. The grantee was awarded a total of $975,000 to hire 13 new full-time police officers.
We reviewed the grantee's compliance with seven essential grant conditions. We found the grantee's practices concerning budgeting, hiring, and retention generally acceptable. However, we found weaknesses in four areas as identified below. As a result, we question $61,421.1
These items are discussed in greater detail in the Findings and Recommendations section of the report. Our audit objectives, scope, and methodology appear in Appendix I.