U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
OFFICE OF COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING SERVICES
GRANTS TO THE CITY OF RENO POLICE DEPARTMENT, NEVADA
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 City of Reno Police Department (RPD), Nevada. The RPD received a grant of $525,000 to hire seven sworn officers under the Accelerated Hiring, Education, and Deployment (AHEAD), and $144,753 to redeploy 16.1 sworn officer full-time equivalents (FTEs) into community policing under the Making Officer Redeployment Effective program for 1996 (MORE 96). The purpose of the additional officers under each of the grant programs is to enhance community policing efforts.
In brief, our audit determined that the RPD violated the following grant conditions:
- Charged unallowable costs totaling $56,892 to the AHEAD grant. These unallowable costs consisted of shift differential pay premiums, stand-by pay, and unauthorized retirement contributions.
- Only 1 of the 11 required Financial Status Reports for the AHEAD and MORE 96 grants was submitted timely. In addition, the RPD failed to submit one Financial Status Report for the MORE 96 and three Financial Status Reports for the AHEAD grant.