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Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Grants to the
Pyramid Lake Pauite Tribal Police Department, Nixon, Nevada

May 1999
Office of the Inspector General


The Office of the Inspector General, Audit Division, has completed an audit of three grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), to the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Police Department (TPD), Nevada. The TPD received a grant of $58,727 to hire 1 sworn officer under the Funding Accelerated for Smaller Towns (FAST) and $124,037 to hire 2 sworn officers under the Universal Hiring Program grant (UHP). In addition, the TPD received $88,911 to redeploy 6.6 sworn officer full-time equivalents (FTEs) to community policing under the Making Officer Redeployment Effective grant program (MORE 95). The purpose of the additional officers under the grant program is to enhance community policing efforts.

In brief, our audit determined that the TPD violated the following grant conditions:

The TPD did not comply with the following grant report requirements:

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