Audit: Okla. Fleet Performed Services Without Approval

November 01, 2016

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The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office failed to follow protocol by insourcing additional work, renting out its facility, and accepting vehicle donations without approval from county leadership, according to a report from the Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector.

The agency’s fleet center insourced maintenance work from outside law enforcement agencies. Insourced work has not been approved by the Board of County Commissioners and the proper local agreements were not in place, according to the report.

Local car clubs were also allowed to use the agency's training facility for driving activities without supervision. This was in violation of the facility’s lease agreement, which only permits the facility for law enforcement training purposes.

The audit also questioned vehicle donations that were accepted without approval from the board. One donation, the Sheriff’s personal three-year-old Dodge Charger, included a $28,000 payment to the trust of the Sheriff’s spouse. The Sheriff’s Office purchased 31 new Dodge Chargers at an average cost of $25,342 during the period that was reviewed.

Read the full audit here.

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