Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Grants
to the Leesburg, Virginia Police Department

Audit Report GR-30-99-009
December 19, 1997
Office of the Inspector General

Executive Summary

The Office of the Inspector General, Audit Division, has completed an audit of a grant awarded by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services to the Town of Leesburg, Virginia Police Department (grantee). The purpose of the grant is to enhance community policing. The grantee was awarded a total of $900,00 to hire 12 new police officers.

We reviewed the grantee's compliance with seven essential grant conditions. We found the grantee's budgeting practices, hiring practices, and community policing to be acceptable. However, we found weaknesses in four other areas as identified below. As a result, we question $73,478. 1

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.


  1. The Inspector General Act of 1988 contains our reporting requirements for questioned costs and funds to better use. However, not all of our findings are dollar related. See Appendix III for a breakout of our dollar related findings and a definition of questioned costs.