U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
OFFICE OF COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING SERVICES
GRANTS TO THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
The Office of the Inspector General, Audit Division, has completed an audit of three grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), to the County of Riverside Sheriff's Department (RCSD), California. The RCSD received a grant of $2,530,164 to redeploy 36 sworn officers into community policing under the Making Officer Redeployment Effective program for 1995 (MORE 95), $6,450,000 to redeploy 86 sworn officers to community policing under the Universal Hiring Program (UHP), and $181,098 to redeploy 7.3 sworn officer full-time equivalents into community policing for 1997 under MORE 96. The purpose of the additional officers under each of the grant programs is to enhance community policing efforts.
In brief, the most significant audit findings were:
- The RCSD charged unallowable costs totaling $336,749 to the MORE 95 grant and $758,181 to the UHP grant. These unallowable costs were for the salaries and benefits of non-sworn civilian correctional deputies (CCDs) for 24 additional weeks of supervised facility and field training before sworn deputy sheriffs were assigned to community policing. The unallowable training costs were in addition to the six weeks of CCDs' classroom training that we allowed at a total cost of $362,047.