U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
OFFICE OF COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING SERVICES
GRANT TO THE CITY OF WILLCOX
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, ARIZONA
The Office of the Inspector General, Audit Division, has completed an audit of a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), to the City of Willcox Department of Public Safety (WDPS), Arizona. The WDPS received a grant of $71,748 to hire one sworn officer under the Universal Hiring Program (UHP). The purpose of the additional officer under the grant program is to enhance community policing efforts.
In brief, our audit determined that the WDPS violated the following grant condition:
- The WDPS charged unallowable costs of $10,507 (federal share) to the UHP grant. These unallowable costs consisted of reimbursement for the grant funded officer while performing on-the-job training without contemporaneously assigning another officer to community policing duties.