Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Grants to the
City of Jackson, Mississippi, Police Department

Audit Report GR-40-01-001
February 2001
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 city of Jackson, Mississippi, Police Department (the grantee). The purpose of the grants is to enhance community policing. The grantee was awarded a total of $4,452,356 to hire 67 new police officers and redeploy 39.4 existing full-time officers into community policing.

We reviewed the grantee's compliance with eight essential grant conditions. We found the grantee's budgeting for officers, redeployment practices, and source of local matching funds acceptable. However, we found weaknesses in other areas as identified below. As a result, we question grant funds spent of $3,173,594 and identified $2,216 of enhanced revenue. 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. However, not all of our findings are dollar-related. See Appendix III for a breakout of our dollar-related findings and definitions of questioned costs and enhanced revenue.