Audit Report


Office of Community Oriented Policing Services

Grant to the Maryland State Police



December 1998



Executive Summary


The Office of the Inspector General, Audit Division, has completed an audit of the grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Policing Services (COPS), to the Maryland State Police (the State Police). The State Police received a grant of $1,726,161 to redeploy 204 full-time equivalents (FTEs) officers under the COPS Making Officer Redeployment Effective (MORE) program. The purpose of the redeployed officers is to enhance community policing.

The State Police violated the following grant conditions:

These items are discussed in the FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS section of the report. Our SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY appear in APPENDIX II.