Audit Report


Office of Community Oriented Policing Services

Grants to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina Police Department

Grant Nos.

95-CL-WX-0008, 97-UL-WX-0027, and 97-CL-WX-0057



September 1998





The Office of the Inspector General, Audit Division, has completed an audit of grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina, Police Department (CMPD). The CMPD received a $3,000,000 grant to hire or rehire 40 sworn officers under the Universal Hiring Program (UHP). The CMPD also received a $4,242,333 grant to redeploy 205.2 officer full-time equivalents (FTE) and an additional $4,120,920 grant to redeploy 176.5 officer FTEs under the Making Officer Redeployment Effective (MORE) program.

In brief, the CMPD violated some of the grant conditions. Specifically, the CMPD:

These items are discussed in the Findings and Recommendations section of the report. Our scope and methodology appear in Appendix II.