Report 2015-129 Recommendation 12 Responses

Report 2015-129: King City Police Department: Strengthening Management Practices Would Help Its Efforts to Prevent Officer Misconduct and to Regain the Public's Trust (Release Date: July 2016)

Recommendation #12 To: King City

To ensure that gasoline cards are used consistently and appropriately, the Department should develop a formal process by December 2016 for monitoring gasoline invoices and transactions. The Department should implement a policy that includes a requirement for gasoline cards to be issued to patrol vehicles as a means to track gasoline usage against vehicle mileage. The requirement should also include a description of how the Department will identify the officer responsible for each gasoline card purchase, either by assigning a unique identifier to each officer or by using a vehicle assignment log.

60-Day Agency Response

New cards were issued for each department vehicle and each employee was issued a specific pin code. Gas usage can now be tracked by each vehicle and employee. Each usage of the vehicle card requires an employee id number and vehicle mileage entry.

  • Completion Date: August 2016
  • Response Date: October 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2015-129

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.