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Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance Grant
to the Tampa, Florida, Police Department

Office of the Inspector General


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 Tampa, Florida, Police Department (grantee). The grantee received a $2 million grant to hire or rehire 30 sworn officers under the Police Hiring Supplement program. The purpose of the grant was to enhance community policing efforts.

In brief, the grantee violated some of the grant conditions. Specifically, it:

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