Report 2015-129 Recommendation 18 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 #18 To: King City

To ensure that it is appropriately maintaining custody of evidence items and complying with POST recommendations, the Department should perform annual audits that are thorough and well documented.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From May 2018

An comprehensive audit of the City's evidence items has been completed consistent with POST recommendations.

  • Completion Date: February 2018

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

The Department should continue to perform these audits annually.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From November 2017

Proposals were solicited and received and a firm was selected to prepare a comprehensive evidence audit, as well as to provide recommendations for policies and procedures for future audits. The audit will proceed as soon as the inventory is complete.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 3/15/18

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

1-Year Agency Response

A professional firm has been contracted to perform a thorough audit. However, the audit has been delayed because the auditor identified a number of items that need to be addressed prior to conducting the audit. The Police Department is working to address those items at this time. A copy of the letter submitted to the Police Chief regarding those items is provided as Exhibit 6.

  • Estimated Completion Date: January 1, 2018
  • Response Date: July 2017

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

6-Month Agency Response

An independent firm has been selected to perform the 2017 audit. They will be asked to develop a recommended form, format and procedure for ongoing audits.

  • Estimated Completion Date: March 31, 2017
  • Response Date: January 2017

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

60-Day Agency Response

Once the evidence room has been independently audited with a review and recommendation for policy and procedure, this recommendation will be added to the Department's new policy sections for evidence room control.

  • 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.