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Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Grants
to the Inglewood Police Department, California

February 6, 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 (COPS) to the Inglewood, California Police Department (IPD). The purpose of the grants is to enhance community policing. The IPD was awarded a total of $450,000 to hire 5 new police officers and redeploy the equivalent of 16 existing full-time police officers from administrative duties to community policing.

We found the Inglewood Police Department to be in non-compliance with COPS' grant requirements pertaining to local match requirements, redeployment tracking, retention of officer positions, community policing, and grantee status reporting. As a result, we question $450,000 in grant funds received. 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.