This Section conducts performance audits to determine if LAPD employees are following rules and procedures established in their Policy Manual and related directives. Audits are generally undertaken based on developing trends or issues taking place within the LAPD.
The implementation of a new policy or, in some cases, rising community concern related to a long-standing police practice may trigger an audit. Consistent with its reporting duties, the Audit Section assesses whether Department personnel are complying with existing policies and procedures and makes recommendations to both strengthen compliance and reduce risk. These audit reports (“audits,” “reviews,” and “inspections”) are presented to the Board of Police Commissioners in a public meeting for their action.