Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Grants to the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department, New York
Report No. GR-70-05-008
Office of the Inspector General
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of the Inspector General, Audit Division, has completed an audit of Tribal Resources- Equipment/Training grants #2000HEWX0069, #2001HEWX0074, #2002HEWX0072, and #2003HEWX0021 and Tribal Hiring Renewal grant #2001HRWX0001 awarded by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) to the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department (Police Department). The purpose of the grants is to enhance community policing. The Police Department was awarded a total of $626,038 to renew three officer positions and purchase equipment and police training.
We determined the Police Department did not fully comply with COPS grants requirements. We found weaknesses in the Police Departmentís reimbursement requests and retention of officer positions. As a result of the deficiencies identified below, we are reporting $35,763 in dollar-related findings, which is about 6 percent of grant and required local match funding we audited.1
These items are discussed in detail in the Findings and Recommendations section of the report. Our audit objectives, scope, and methodology appear in Appendix I.