Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
Grants to the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department
March 2, 2000
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 Kansas City, Kansas Police Department (Kansas City PD). The purpose of the grants is to enhance community policing. The city of Kansas City was awarded a total of $827,500 to hire 9 entry level sworn police officers and redeploy the equivalent of 6.3 existing full-time officers from administrative duties to community policing.
We reviewed the Kansas City PD's compliance with eight essential grant conditions. We found the grantee's practices for budgeting, hiring, local matching funds, planning for retention of officers, and community policing activities to be acceptable. However, we found weaknesses in three other areas as identified below. As a result, we question $157,500.
These items are discussed in greater detail in the Findings and Recommendations section of the report. Our audit objectives, scope, and methodology appear in Appendix I.