Audit of the Bureau of Justice Assistance Award to the Clarke County, Virginia Sheriff's Department [open pdf - 305KB]
"The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) completed an audit of grant number 2010-DD-BX-0690, covering grant activity from October 1, 2010 through October 11, 2012, in the amount of $1,000,000 awarded to the Clarke County, Virginia Sheriff's Department (Sheriff's Department). The Sheriff's Department is the fiscal agent for the Northwest Virginia Regional Gang Task Force (Task Force), which is comprised of a detective from Clarke County, Page County, Shenandoah County, Frederick County, Winchester City, and Warren County. Created in 2004, the Task Force seeks to counter gang-related violence and property crimes in Northwest Virginia. We conducted this audit to determine whether costs claimed under the grant were allowable, reasonable, and in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and the terms and conditions of the award. Our audit found that the transactions were, in general, properly authorized, classified, supported, and charged to the grant. However, the Sheriff's Department could improve its internal controls to ensure compliance with DOJ grant requirements. During the audit, we found the Sheriff's Department did not follow their own procedures for sole source procurements, and did not have sufficient support for payroll and fringe benefits allocated to the grant by its subgrantees. Consequently, we have questioned unsupported subgrantee payroll and fringe benefits allocations totaling $30,940."
Audit Report GR-30-13-001
U.S. Department of Justice: http://www.justice.gov/