Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
Grants to the
Worcester County, Maryland Sheriff's Department
Snow Hill, Maryland
Audit Report GR-30-01-005
May 11, 2001
Office of the Inspector General
The Office of the Inspector General, Audit Division, has completed an audit of a grant awarded by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) to the Worcester County Sheriff's Department (Grantee). The purpose of the grant is to enhance community policing. The grantee was awarded a total of $515,583 to hire 7 new sworn officers.
We reviewed the grantee's compliance with six essential grant conditions. Generally, the grantee complied with the requirements relating to budgeting for officers, hiring of officers, local matching funds, retention efforts and community policing. However, we found a weakness in the area identified below. As a result, we question $6,538. 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.