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Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Grants to the
Horsham Township, Pennsylvania Police Department

February 16, 2000
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 Horsham, Pennsylvania Police Department (Horsham). The purpose of the grants is to enhance community policing. Horsham was awarded a total of $450,000 to hire six new police officers.

We reviewed Horsham's compliance with seven essential grant conditions. Our review disclosed that Horsham substantially complied with the grant requirements to:

However, we noted that Horsham did not submit the Department Initial Report. We also could not determine whether any of Horsham's financial status reports were submitted timely because the reports were not dated. 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.