Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
Grant to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Department, California
Office of the Inspector General
The Office of the Inspector General, Audit Division, has completed an audit of two grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Department (SMCS), California. The SMCS received a grant of $225,000 to hire 3 additional sworn deputy sheriffs under the Accelerated Hiring, Education, and Deployment (AHEAD) program, and $160,500 to redeploy 6.4 sworn deputy full-time equivalents (FTEs) to community policing under the Making Officer Redeployment Effective (MORE 96) program. The purpose of the additional deputy sheriffs is to enhance community policing efforts.
In brief, our audit determined that the SMCS violated the following grant conditions:
These items are discussed in the Findings and Recommendations section of the report. Our scope and methodology appear in the Appendix.