KCPD releases audits on take home vehicles, Central Patrol Division, Records Unit cash handling
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact:
Manager, KCPD Internal Audit Unit 816-889-6051
May 20, 2013
Kansas City Police release audits on take home vehicles, Central Patrol Division,
Records Unit cash handling
The Kansas City Missouri Police Department’s Internal Audit Unit released three audits today focusing on reported and non-compliant take home vehicles, Central Patrol Division staffing and security levels, and Records Unit cash handling efficiency.
There was a small increase in the number of vehicles being reported as take home cars for Fiscal year 2011-2012; 399 compared to 392. This represents nearly a third of the 900+ total fleet of the department vehicles, which also includes leased and specialty vehicles. During this review, there were no cars being operated as take-home cars that were not being reported as take home cars. A misclassification error was also corrected with the revision of the department’s vehicle policy.
The second audit reviewed the compliance of the CPD Bond Money Process; Property and Evidence Process; station information security; weekend versus weekday staffing levels; and OCC complaint patterns and practices. Since the detention unit at this facility has been closed for over a year, no bond money was received; the property rejection rate was only 7%; and information security was in compliance with all rules and regulations. When comparing staffing levels, it was discovered they were relatively even with only a 3% difference on the months averaged for the audit. Division management was urged continue monitoring OCC complaints and remain aware of any possible developing patterns since 60.5% of the complaints were either Excessive Force or Improper Member Conduct.
Records Unit recommendations include changing the safe’s combination mechanism and limiting the combination access; create a new, or modify the current City Bond Ledger Sheet; and possibly outsourcing bulk mail requests for the Mail-In Desk to substantially reduce the workload. It was also determined that there are enough safeguards to ensure any accounting errors would be identified and corrective action taken with no misappropriation of funds found.
The full audit reports are available online at kcpd.org. For more information about the audits, contact Internal Audit Unit Manager Thomas Gee at 816-889-6051.
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