Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Grants
to the Medford Police Department, Oregon
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 Medford Police Department (MPD), Oregon. The purpose of the grants is to enhance community policing. The MPD was awarded a total of $750,000 to hire ten full-time officers for community policing.
We reviewed the MPD's compliance with seven essential grant conditions. We found the grantee's budgeting, hiring, local match, retention, and community policing practices to be acceptable. However, we found weaknesses in two other areas, as identified below.
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