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Community Oriented Policing Services Grant
Storey County Sheriff's Department, Nevada

January 2001
Office of the Inspector General


The Office of the Inspector General, Audit Division, has completed an audit of grants awarded by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services to the Storey County, Nevada Sheriff's Department (SCSD). The purpose of the grants is to enhance community policing. The SCSD was awarded a total of $443,691 to hire six deputy sheriffs.

We reviewed the SCSD's compliance with seven essential grant conditions. We found the following grant conditions acceptable: grantee's budgeting practices, hiring of deputy sheriffs, source of matching funds, retention efforts, and community policing activities. However, we found weaknesses in the areas identified below. As a result, we question $25,760 and recommend an additional $147,897 be put to better use.1

These items are discussed in detail in the Findings and Recommendations section of the report. Our audit objectives, scope and methodology appear in Appendix I.


  1. The Inspector General Act of 1988 contains our reporting requirements for questioned costs and funds to better use. However, not all findings are dollar-related. See Appendix III for a breakdown of our dollar-related findings and for definitions of questioned costs and funds to better use.