U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
Grants to the
EMERYVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
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The Office of the Inspector General, Audit Division, has completed an audit of five grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), to the Emeryville Police Department (EPD), California. The EPD received a grant of $75,000 to hire one sworn officer under the Funding Accelerated for Smaller Towns (FAST), $450,000 to hire six sworn officers under three Universal Hiring Program grants (UHP I, UHP II, and UHP III). In addition, the EPD received $29,298 to redeploy 1.2 sworn officer full-time equivalents (FTEs) to community policing under the Making Officer Redeployment Effective program (MORE 96). The purpose of the additional officers under the grant program is to enhance community policing efforts.
In brief, our audit determined that the EPD violated the following grant conditions:
These items are discussed in detail in the Findings and Recommendations section of the report. Our scope and methodology appear in Appendix II.