Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Grants
to the Umatilla Tribal Police Department, Oregon
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 Umatilla Tribal Police Department (UTPD). The purpose of the grants is to enhance community policing. The UTPD was awarded a total of $600,000 to hire eight police officers.
We reviewed the UTPD's compliance with seven essential grant conditions. We found the grantee's budgeting, hiring, source of matching funds, retention efforts, and community policing activities to be acceptable. However, we found weaknesses in two areas and question $48,300, as identified below. 8
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.