Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Grants
to the City of La Mirada California
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 City of La Mirada (CLM). The purpose of the grants is to enhance community policing. The CLM was awarded a total of $229,148 to hire two sworn officers and redeploy the equivalent of two existing full-time officers from administrative duties to community policing.
We reviewed the CLM's compliance with eight essential grant conditions. We found the grantee's practices for budgeting, hiring, local matching, retention, community policing, and officer redeployment to be acceptable. However, we found weaknesses in areas of reimbursement requests and grant reporting, as identified below. As a result, we question $9,870. 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.