Report 2015-129 Recommendation 15 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 #15 To: King City

To ensure that it is appropriately maintaining custody of evidence items and complying with POST recommendations, the Department should update by September 2016 its evidence oversight policies to provide explicit direction, based on POST guidelines, to staff and management who perform evidence oversight activities.

1-Year Agency Response

Attached as Exhibit 4 is a copy of the Policy Directive issued by the Police Chief.

  • Completion Date: April 2017
  • Response Date: July 2017

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

6-Month Agency Response

An independent consulting firm has been selected to audit the Police Department's evidence room and policies. Based on the results of the audit, they will make policy and procedure based on best practices. The audit will begin once the inventory is under way.

  • Estimated Completion Date: March 31, 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.