Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
Grants to the
City of Jackson, Mississippi, Police Department
Audit Report GR-40-01-001
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 city of Jackson, Mississippi, Police Department (the grantee). The purpose of the grants is to enhance community policing. The grantee was awarded a total of $4,452,356 to hire 67 new police officers and redeploy 39.4 existing full-time officers into community policing.
We reviewed the grantee's compliance with eight essential grant conditions. We found the grantee's budgeting for officers, redeployment practices, and source of local matching funds acceptable. However, we found weaknesses in other areas as identified below. As a result, we question grant funds spent of $3,173,594 and identified $2,216 of enhanced revenue. 1
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.