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Office of Community Oriented
Policing Services Grants to the
Antioch Police Department, California

October 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 Antioch Police Department (APD). The purpose of the grants is to enhance community policing. The APD was awarded a total of $825,000 to hire 11 new police officers.

We reviewed the APD's compliance with seven essential grant conditions. We found the APD's practices for budgeting, hiring, meeting the local match, preparing reimbursement requests, retention, and implementation of community policing to be acceptable. However, we found that several status reports were either not timely or had not been filed.

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.