Atlanta Police Department Grants - August 2013
Atlanta Police Department Grants
Released August 2013
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We undertook this audit of the Atlanta Police Department’s grants because we found insufficient controls over grants management and lack of central oversight of grants management in our previous audit work on the federal recovery act grants.
Also, previous city and federal audits identified issues with the police department’s grants management.
- The police department addressed concerns previously raised in city and federal audits by hiring new grants staff and developing policies and procedures.
- Police staff still did not meet inventory requirements, and were unable to provide complete lists of items purchased with grant funds.
- Grants management activities in the city are split among individual grantee departments and offices within the finance department, without any centralized management.
- These risks could cause the city to incur unexpected costs, miss grant or cost recovery opportunities, and prepare inaccurate financial records.