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Community Oriented Policing Services
Grants to the Village of Maywood, Illinois Police Department

February 10, 2000
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 Village of Maywood, Illinois Police Department (Maywood PD). The purpose of the grants is to enhance community policing. The Maywood PD was awarded a total of $1,050,000 to hire 14 new police officers and redeploy the equivalent number of existing full-time officers from administrative duties to community policing.

We reviewed the Maywood PD's compliance with essential grant conditions. Our audit revealed weaknesses as identified below. As a result, we question $334,260. 1

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

  1. The Inspector General Act of 1988 contains our reporting requirements for questioned costs. However, not all of our findings are dollar-related. See Appendix II for a breakout of our dollar-related findings and definitions of questioned costs.