Interesting article from Tennessee about Chattanooga Police Department and an audit of their funds around confidential informants and undercover operations.
Independent audit, when done properly, can provide benefit for the agency and bring enhanced reassurance for citizens. Managing money for informants and undercover operations carries with it a number of risks all of which need to be managed. What we can see from this article is the importance of having good systems to manage these business areas including procedures training and records. Nice to see a police department getting these ‘substantially’ right and hopefully they will take on board the learning the audit has provided.
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