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Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Grants
to the City of Hapeville Police Department

February 1999
Office of the Inspector General


The Office of the Inspector General, Audit Division, has completed an audit of three grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), to the Hapeville, Georgia, Police Department, (grantee). The grantee received: (1) a grant of $69,262 (96-UM-WX-2440) to hire one additional sworn law enforcement officer under the Funding Accelerated for Smaller Towns (FAST) program, (2) a $322,916 supplement to the FAST grant to hire five additional sworn officers under the Universal Hiring Program (UHP), and (3) a grant of $33,909 to redeploy two full-time equivalent officers under the Making Officer Redeployment Effective (MORE) program. The purpose of the additional officers is to enhance community policing efforts.

In brief, the grantee:

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