U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
OFFICE OF COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING SERVICES
GRANTS TO THE LAS VEGAS PAIUTE TRIBAL POLICE, 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 Las Vegas Paiute Tribal Police (LVPTP), Nevada. The LVPTP received a grant of $75,000 to hire one sworn officer under Funding Accelerated for Smaller Towns (FAST), and $75,000 to hire one sworn officer under the Universal Hiring Program (UHP). 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 LVPTP violated the following grant conditions:
- The LVPTP generally was not in compliance with the grant reporting requirements. The Department Initial Report understated the number of sworn officers and was not submitted timely. Also, the COPS Officer Progress Reports for 1996 and Department Annual Reports for calendar years 1995 and 1996 were not submitted. In addition, 9 of 13 required Financial Status Reports were not submitted timely.