Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Grants
to the City Of Nashua, New Hampshire Police Department
Office of the Inspector General
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 City of Nashua, New Hampshire Police Department (Nashua). Nashua was awarded a total of $812,016 in COPS grants to hire ten new full-time sworn police officers under the Universal Hiring Program (UHP) and to redeploy three full-time-equivalent (FTE) sworn police officers to community policing under the Making Officer Redeployment Effective (MORE) Program.
Nashua violated some grant conditions.
These items are discussed in the Findings and Recommendations section of the report. The scope and methodology we used to perform the audit appear in Appendix II.