Audit Report


Office of Community Oriented Policing Services

Grants to the

City of Seattle Police Department, Washington



December 1998


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The Office of the Inspector General, Audit Division, has completed an audit of three grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), to the City of Seattle Police Department (SPD), Washington. The SPD received a grant of $300,000 to hire four sworn officers under the Accelerated Hiring, Education and Deployment Program (AHEAD) and $20,000 to train the four sworn officers hired under the AHEAD grant under the Troops to COPS Program. In addition, the SPD received $300,000 to redeploy 25 sworn officer full-time equivalents (FTEs) to community policing under the Making Officer Deployment Program for 1995 (MORE 95). The purpose of the additional officers under each of the grant programs is to enhance community policing efforts.

In brief, our audit determined that the SPD violated the following grant conditions:

These items are discussed in detail in the Findings and Recommendations section of the report. Our scope and methodology appear in Appendix II.