High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Grant Follow-up

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The Denver Police Department and Front Range Task Force fully implemented five recommendations made in the original audit report, but five others have not been implemented. One further recommendation was partially implemented. Therefore, risks remain. 



Auditor's Letter

April 1, 2021

In keeping with generally accepted government auditing standards and Auditor’s Office policy, as authorized by city ordinance, the Audit Services Division has a responsibility to monitor and follow up on audit recommendations to ensure city agencies address audit findings through appropriate corrective action and to aid us in planning future audits.

In our follow-up effort for the “High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Grant” audit report issued in March 2020, we determined the Denver Police Department and Front Range Task Force partially implemented one recommendation and fully implemented five other recommendations they agreed to in the original audit report. However, despite these efforts, five other recommendations have not been implemented and the risks associated with the audit team’s initial findings have not been fully mitigated. As a result, we may revisit these risk areas in future audits to ensure the city takes appropriate corrective action.

The Highlights page in this report provides background and summary information about the original audit and the completed follow-up effort. Following the Highlights page is a detailed implementation status update for each recommendation.

I would like to express our sincere appreciation to the personnel at the Denver Police Department and Front Range Task Force who assisted us throughout the audit and the follow-up process. For any questions, please feel free to contact me at 720-913-5000.

Auditor's Signature

Timothy M. O’Brien, CPA Auditor


Denver Auditor

Denver Auditor´s Office

201 W. Colfax Ave. #705 Denver, CO 80202
Call: 720-913-5000
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