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Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Grants
to the Naperville, Illinois Police Department

June 5, 2000
Office of the Inspector General


The Office of the Inspector General, Audit Division, has completed an audit of grants awarded by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services to the Naperville Police Department (PD). The purpose of the grants is to enhance community policing. Naperville PD was awarded a total of $2,435,328 to hire 31 entry level sworn police officers and redeploy the equivalent of 5.8 existing full-time officers from administrative duties to community policing.

We reviewed the Naperville PD's compliance with eight essential grant conditions. We found the grantee's budgeting, officer redeployment, local matching funds, retention efforts, and community policing activities to be acceptable. However, we noted weaknesses in other areas as identified below. As a result, we identified $736,196 of dollar related findings.

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.