Office of Justice Programs Police Hiring Supplement Grant
Awarded to the Newport News, Virginia, Police Department

Audit Report GR-30-99-003
April 1999
Office of the Inspector General

Executive Summary

The Office of the Inspector General, Audit Division, has completed an audit of the grant awarded by the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance, to the Newport News, Virginia, Police Department (Police Department). The Police Department received a grant of $1,500,000 to hire or rehire 20 additional sworn officers under the Police Hiring Supplement (PHS) program. The purpose of the grant was to enhance community policing efforts.

Generally the Police Department properly managed the PHS grant:

However, the Police Department violated the following grant condition:

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