Department of Justice Drug Demand Reduction Activities
Report No. 03-12
Office of the Inspector General
This memorandum is in response to your draft audit report dated December 12, 2002, for the subject audit. For ease of review, the draft audit recommendation pertaining to the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is stated in bold and underlined, followed by the COPS Office's response to the recommendation.
Recommendation 6: Ensure that verifiab1e and measurable performance indicators are established for its COPS in Schools Program.
The COPS Office concurs with this recommendation.
The COPS Office has initiated the development of verifiable and measurable outcome based performance indicators for the COPS program. These performance indicators will encompass the COPS in Schools grant program, contingent upon the request and receipt of funding for the COPS in Schools grant program in future years. We will provide the Office of the Inspector General with such outcome based performance measures once they are finalized, if applicable.
Based on the planned action, the COPS Office requests resolution of Recommendation 6.
The COPS Office would like to thank you for the opportunity to review and respond to the draft audit report. If you have any questions, please contact me at (202) 616-3291.