Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
Grants to the Layton Police Department
July 10, 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 Layton, Utah Police Department. The purpose of the grants is to enhance community policing. The police department was awarded a total of $1,350,000 to hire 14 new police officers, and $196,428 to purchase equipment and redeploy the equivalent of 11 existing full-time police officers from administrative duties to community policing.
We reviewed the police department's compliance with seven essential grant conditions and found that the police department complied with grant requirements with respect to budgeting for officers, hiring of officers, and community policing activities. We found weaknesses in four of the seven areas we tested: matching funds, reimbursement requests, retention, and redeployment tracking. As a result, we question $84,783 in grant funds received. 1 The police department: