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Detecting Corruption

"The commission uncovered a systemic pattern of official misconduct, nepotism and abuse of the public trust so pervasive in this community as to cause local budgetary hardships and jeopardize the local police department's ability to finance its operation."

The Commission Report that the above quote was taken from outlines the many forms that corruption takes within a police department and is offered to help the officer and union recognize these forms and look for them within his/her department.

Although many officers feel that they do not have access to the information contained in this report, most of it is public information and can be obtained through the use of OPRA (Open Public Records Act).  Each municipality or agency should have on its web site a OPRA form and instructions for filling out same.

Grant information should also be available to you through this request.  If it is not, the officer can contact the grant agency directly or through the League of Municipalities to obtain the information.

Commissions can be formed at the request of your union.  A neutral "investigator" (usually an attorney) can be assigned to audit the police department and the union's complaints.  Your governing authority, Director of Public Safety, Mayor, etc., would be the ones to order an investigation into complaints of corruption.

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