OCPD Audit Reveals More Than $20,000 Missing


Tuesday, May 19th 2020, 5:37 am
By: Ashley Holden


OKLAHOMA CITY -

An audit shows the Oklahoma City Police department cannot account for $27,000 between 2003 and 2018.

The report said the missing funds all came from the Property Management Unit. 

The money received by the PMU is initially recorded and secured onsite. Then, most of it is deposited and released through the bank, but some is held as physical evidence. Funds can be released for temporary purposes or ultimately to owners.

The department requested the investigation which looked at records over about a 15 year period. 

During the investigation they found onsite envelopes were missing close to $11,000 as of November 2, 2018.

Also between May 2003 and November 2018 there was missing support for releases of over $16,000.

The recommendations made by the city auditor included improving and tightening access to funds and logs and discontinuing manual logs.

The department agreed to make the auditor's recommended changes to avoid the same issues moving forward.

The full report by the city auditor can be found on the city's website.