Report 2015-129 Recommendation 14 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 #14 To: King City

To ensure that it is appropriately maintaining custody of evidence items and complying with POST recommendations, the Department should conduct a comprehensive inventory to develop an accurate list of evidence and property.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From November 2017

A team of temporary part-time staff have been hired to conduct a comprehensive audit. It has been under way for several weeks and is near completion.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 12/31/17

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Pending

1-Year Agency Response

The City Council has authorized new temporary positions to perform the inventory. Three individuals have been selected and contracts are currently being finalized to begin within the next couple weeks.

  • Estimated Completion Date: November 30, 2017
  • Response Date: July 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Pending

6-Month Agency Response

The City Council has approved a proposal by the Police Department to hire two part-time temporary employees, consisting of retirees from other Police Departments with experienced related to evidence and records, to conduct a comprehensive inventory of the Police Department's evidence and property. Two individuals are in the process of being hired. Background checks are currently being conducted. The inventory is projected to being within the next few weeks.

  • Estimated Completion Date: April 30, 2017
  • Response Date: January 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Pending

60-Day Agency Response

The Department is currently considering the use of one of two independent consulting firms to audit its evidence room and policies. Once a firm is selected, audit of the evidence room along with a best practices policy and procedure will be implemented.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 3/31/16
  • Response Date: October 2016

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

All Recommendations in 2015-129

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.