U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance
Police Hiring Supplement Grant to the
Phoenix Police Department
The Office of the Inspector General, Audit Division, has completed an audit of a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), to the Phoenix Police Department (PPD), Arizona. The PPD received a grant of $2,100,000 to hire 28 additional police officers under the Police Hiring Supplement (PHS) program. The purpose of the grant was to enhance community policing efforts.
We found the following weakness during our audit regarding grant conditions:
- The PPD generally was not in compliance with grant reporting requirements. The PPD failed to submit three quarterly Progress Reports for 1994, all quarterly Progress Reports for 1995, and the first three quarterly reports for 1996. The PPD also failed to submit the semiannual Progress Report due on June 30, 1997. In addition, four of the 13 required Financial Status Reports were not submitted timely.
The above item is discussed in the Findings section of the report. Because the grant period has expired, we are not making any recommendations. Our audit scope and methodology are described in the Appendix.