Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
Grants to the
Louisville, Kentucky, Police Department
Audit Report GR-40-01-002
Office of the Inspector General
The Office of the Inspector General, Audit Division, has completed an audit of the Accelerated Hiring, Education, and Deployment (AHEAD) grant and Universal Hiring Program (UHP) grant awarded by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services to the Louisville Police Department (grantee). The purpose of the grants is to enhance community policing. The grantee was awarded a total of $3,825,000 to hire 51 additional police officers.
We found the grantee to be in material noncompliance with COPS' grant requirements. We reviewed the grantee's compliance with seven essential grant conditions and found weaknesses in each of the areas we tested. As a result of the deficiencies listed below, we identified $1,421,539 in dollar-related findings. 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.