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Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Grants
to the Englewood, Colorado, Department of Safety Services

May, 1999
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 Englewood Department of Safety Services. The purpose of the grants is to enhance community policing. Englewood was awarded a total of $543,375 to hire two new full-time and ten new part-time officers, and redeploy the equivalent of 0.7 existing full-time officers from administrative duties to community policing.

We reviewed Englewood's compliance with eight essential grant conditions. The grant conditions were generally met; however, we found weaknesses in three areas as identified below. As a result, we question $125,453.

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.