U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
Grant to the Town of Herndon, Virginia Police Department
The Office of the Inspector General, Audit Division, has completed an audit of a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), to the Town of Herndon, Virginia Police Department (the Police Department). The Police Department received a grant of: $75,000 to hire 1 officer under the Funding Accelerated for Smaller Towns (FAST) program, and $675,000 to hire 9 officers under the Universal Hiring Program (UHP). The purpose of the additional officers is to enhance community policing efforts.
Our audit determined that the Police Department had implemented Community Policing Services as described in the grant application, that costs claimed were reasonable and in accordance with grant guidelines, and that the Police Department adhered to prescribed reporting requirements.
The FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS section of the report contains additional information in each of the above mentioned areas. Our SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY appear in the Appendix.