Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
Grant to the York, Pennsylvania Police Department
March 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 York, Pennsylvania Police Department (York). The purpose of the grants is to enhance community policing. York was awarded a total of $923,246 to hire 12 new police officers and redeploy the equivalent of 1.3 existing full-time officers from administrative duties to community policing.
We reviewed York's compliance with eight essential grant conditions. We found the grantee's budgeting and community policing practices to be acceptable. We found weaknesses in six other areas as identified below. As a result, we question $295,474 in grant costs and recommend that $13,532 be put to better use.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 definitions of questioned costs and funds to better use.