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Internal Audits and Inspections Division
221 N. Figueora St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Audit Division was established in April 2001, pursuant to a requirement in the Consent Decree that the Department form an audit unit. Initially staffed by only a handful of sworn and civilian employees, Audit Division has grown over the years into a professional audit shop staffed by over 30 sworn and civilian auditing professionals, including Certified Public Accountants, Certified Fraud Examiners, Certified Government Auditing Professionals, and Certified Internal Auditors. Captain Jodi Wakefield is the Commanding Officer of Audit Division.
Audit Division is responsible for developing the Department Annual Audit Plan (AAP), coordinating and scheduling audits contemplated by the AAP, ensuring the timely completion of audits, and conducting audits as directed by the Chief of Police. Audit Division conducts seven large-scale audits on an annual basis. Those seven audits, which are required by paragraphs 128 and 129 of the Consent Decree, are as follows: warrant applications and affidavits; arrest reports; motor vehicle and pedestrian stops; confidential informant packages; categorical use of force investigations; non-categorical use of force investigations; and, personnel complaint investigations.
In 2004, Audit Division established the nation’s first Police Performance Auditing School, which teaches law enforcement professionals and auditors the fundamentals of auditing police functions.