U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
OFFICE OF COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING SERVICES
GRANT TO THE CITY OF RENO CONSORTIUM, NEVADA
The Office of the Inspector General, Audit Division, has completed an audit of the grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), to the City of Reno Consortium (Consortium). The Consortium, which includes: Reno Police Department (RPD), Washoe County Sheriffs Office (WCSO), and University of Nevada Police Department (UNPD), received a grant of $779,132 to purchase equipment and hire civilians in order to redeploy 32.4 officer full-time equivalents (FTEs) under the COPS Making Officer Redeployment Effective program for 1995 (MORE 95). The purpose of the additional officer (FTEs) under the MORE 95 grant program is to enhance community policing efforts.
In brief, our audit determined that the Consortium violated the following grant conditions:
- The Consortium was unable to demonstrate the redeployment of 8.6 officers (FTEs) to community policing under the MORE 95 grant, resulting in $214,834 of unsupported costs.
- Charged $10,052 questioned costs to the MORE 95 grant because the grantee overstated equipment costs.