Audit Reports

The Audit and Accountability Bureau (AAB) conducts law enforcement performance audits consistent with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards.  The AAB is authorized to audit any area of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (Department) and maintains organizational independence and objectivity by reporting directly to the Sheriff.

Our mission is to provide objective and thorough audit analyses designed to assess the Department’s risk management, internal controls and governing processes. The audit reports also provide recommendations for improvement to current Department policies, procedures, and practices.

Personnel assigned to the AAB consist of civilian and sworn auditors, who are required to complete the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training’s Basic Law Enforcement Performance Auditing Course.  Auditors may also maintain additional audit related certifications such as Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certification in Risk Management Assurance, and Certified Law Enforcement Auditor.

The Sheriff is committed to sharing audit results with the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the Office of Inspector General, Department personnel, and the public we serve.  Law enforcement performance audits are conducted to ensure policies and procedures are relevant and viable.  Internal auditing often reveals deficiencies; however, collaboration with those audited will lead to continuous improvement, efficiency, and excellence, while enhancing public trust and confidence.

Reports by Year

Public Comments Audit – Lancaster Sheriff’s Station

AAB audit on Public Comments Audit at Lancaster Station, North Patrol Division, to determine how the Department adhered to provisions of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) Antelope Valley Settlement Agreement (AV Agreement) regarding service and personnel complaints.

Keywords: LASD, audit, public comments, Lancaster Station, north patrol division, patrol operations, Department of Justice, (DOJ), Antelope Valley, settlement agreement, service and personnel complaints

Closed Circuit Television System Audit – Custody Services Division Specialized Programs, Twin Towers Correctional Facility

AAB audit on Closed Circuit Television System at Twin Towers Correctional Facility (TTCF), Custody Services Division – Specialized Programs, to determine how the Department complied with United States Department of Justice (DOJ) Settlement Agreement and the Custody Division Manual (CDM).

Keywords: LASD, audit, closed circuit television system, CCTV, Twin Towers Correctional Facility, TTCF, Custody services division, custody operations, Department of Justice, DOJ, settlement agreement, custody division manual, CDM

Central Property and Evidence Audit

AAB audit on Central Property and Evidence to determine how the Department and the Central Property Unit complied with the Manual of Policy and Procedures (MPP), unit orders, agreed upon Los Angeles Auditor Controller recommendations and Los Angeles County Civil Grand Jury recommendations with regard to the Central Property Warehouse handling, tracking and storage of firearms and narcotics evidence.

Keywords: LASD, audit, central property and evidence, MPP, Los Angeles Auditor Controller, Los Angeles County Civil Grand Jury, handling, tracking, storage, firearms, narcotics

Public Comments Audit – Patrol Operations – North Patrol Division – Palmdale Sheriff’s Station

AAB audit on Public Comments Audit at Palmdale Station, North Patrol Division, to determine how the Department adhered to provisions of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) Antelope Valley Settlement Agreement (AV Agreement) regarding service and personnel complaints.

Keywords: LASD, audit, public comments, Palmdale Station, north patrol division, patrol operations, Department of Justice, (DOJ), Antelope Valley, settlement agreement, service and personnel complaints

Detentions of Individuals and Data Collection – North Patrol Division– Lancaster Sheriff’s Station

AAB audit on Detentions of Individuals and Data Collection to determine how Lancaster Station, North Patrol Division, adhered to Department policies and procedures related to provisions from the Antelope Valley Settlement Agreement.

Keywords: LASD, audit, detentions, data collection, Lancaster station, patrol operations, Antelope Valley, settlement agreement

Inmate Grievances Against Staff – Custody Services Division – CRDF

AAB audit on Inmate Grievances against Staff to determine how Century Regional Detention Facility, Custody Services Division – Specialized Programs, adhered to the Citizen’s Commission on Jail Violence (CCJV) recommendations, provisions of the Rosas Settlement Agreement and the Department’s policies and procedures related to the processing, investigation and response to inmate grievances against staff.

Keywords: LASD, audit, inmate grievances against staff, custody operations, century regional detention facility, CRDF, CCJV, Rosas Settlement agreement, policies and procedures

Suicide Intervention Kits and First Aid Kits Audit – Patrol Operations – East Patrol Division

AAB audit on Suicide lntervention and First Aid Kits at East Patrol Division to determine how the Department adhered to its policies and procedures, California State law, and requirements of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) Mental Health Joint Settlement Agreement.

Keywords: LASD, audit, suicide intervention, first aid kits, east patrol division, patrol operations, California State law, policies and procedures, Department of Justice, DOJ, mental health joint settlement agreement

Suicide Intervention Kits and First Aid Kits Audit – Patrol Operations – North Patrol Division

AAB audit on Suicide lntervention and First Aid Kits at North Patrol Division to determine how the Department adhered to its policies and procedures, California State law, and requirements of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) Mental Health Joint Settlement Agreement.

Keywords: LASD, audit, suicide intervention, first aid kits, north patrol division, patrol operations, California State law, policies and procedures, Department of Justice, DOJ, mental health joint settlement agreement

Detentions of Individuals and Data Collection – North Patrol Division– Palmdale Sheriff’s Station

AAB audit on Detentions of Individuals and Data Collection to determine how Palmdale Station, North Patrol Division, adhered to Department policy and procedures related to provisions from the Antelope Valley Settlement Agreement.

Keywords: LASD, audit, detentions, data collection, Palmdale station, patrol operations, Antelope Valley, settlement agreement

Inmate Grievances – Custody Services Division

AAB audit on Inmate Grievances to determine how Century Regional Detention Facility, Custody Services Division – Specialized Programs, adhered to policies and procedures related to the processing, investigation, and response to inmate grievances.

Keywords: LASD, audit, inmate grievances, century regional detention facility, CRDF, custody operations, citizen’s commission on jail violence, CCJV, Rosas settlement agreement

Public Comments Audit – Lancaster Sheriff’s Station

AAB audit on Public Comments Audit at Lancaster Station, North Patrol Division, to determine how the Department adhered to provisions of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) Antelope Valley Settlement Agreement (AV Agreement) regarding service and personnel complaints.

Keywords: LASD, audit, public comments, Lancaster Station, north patrol division, patrol operations, Department of Justice, (DOJ), Antelope Valley, settlement agreement, service and personnel complaints

Closed Circuit Television System – North County Correctional Facility

AAB audit on Closed Circuit Television System at North County Correctional Facility (NCCF), Custody Services Division – General Population, to determine how the Department complied with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) Settlement Agreement and the Custody Division Manual (CDM).

Keywords: LASD, audit, closed circuit television system, CCTV, North County Correctional Facility, NCCF, Custody services division, custody operations, Department of Justice, DOJ, settlement agreement, custody division manual, CDM

Mandatory Rotation of Line Personnel in Custody Audit – Twin Towers Correctional Facility

AAB audit on Mandatory Rotation of Line Personnel at Twin Towers Correctional Facility (TTCF), Custody Services Division – Specialized Programs, to determine how the Department complied with policies and procedures and satisfied, in part, the requirements of the Citizen’s Commission on Jail Violence (CCJV) recommendations and provisions of the Rosas Settlement Agreement.

Keywords: LASD, audit, custody operations, Title 15, inmate safety checks, Twin Towers Correctional Facility, TTCF, custody division manual, CDM, Department of Justice, settlement agreement

Title 15 Compliance, Inmate Safety Checks Audit Custody Services Division – North County Correctional Facility

AAB audit on Title 15 Compliance – Inmate Safety Checks at North County Correctional Facility (NCCF) to determine how the Department adhered to California Code of Regulations, Title 15, the Custody Division Manual (CDM), the NCCF Unit Order, and the inmate safety check compliance measures of the United States Department of Justice Settlement Agreement.

Keywords: LASD, audit, Title 15, inmate safety checks, North County Correctional Facility, NCCF, custody division manual, CDM, Department of Justice, settlement agreement

Unmanned Aircraft System – Countywide Operations – Special Operations Division

AAB audit to determine how the Department adhered to its policies and procedures (MPP) on Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).

Keywords: LASD, audit, Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), policies and procedures, MPP

Use of Force Audit – Inmates with Mental Health Classification, Custody Services Division – Specialized Programs – Twin Towers Correctional Facility

AAB audit on Use of Force involving inmates with a mental health classification at Twin Towers Correctional Facility (TTCF), Custody Services Division – Specialized Programs, to determine how the Department complied with policies and procedures regarding the management, reporting, and evaluation of use of force incidents.

Keywords: LASD, audit, use of force, mental health classification, twin towers correctional facility, TTCF, custody operations, policies and procedures, MPP, CDM

Detentions of Individuals and Data Collection – Lancaster Station

AAB audit on Detentions of Individuals and Data Collection to determine how Lancaster Station, North Patrol Division, adhered to Department policy and procedures related to provisions from the Antelope Valley Settlement Agreement.

Keywords: LASD, audit, detentions, data collection, Lancaster station, patrol operations, Antelope Valley, settlement agreement

Department Electronic Communications (E–mail) Audit – Professional Standards and Training Division

AAB audit on Department Electronic Communications (e-mail) at Professional Standards and Training Division to determine how the Department complied with policies and procedures as they pertain to the Policy of Equality.

Keywords: LASD, audit, professional standards and training division, e-mail, electronic communications, policy of equality

Desk Operations Audit – East Patrol Division

AAB audit on Desk Operations at East Patrol Division to determine how the Department complied with its policies and procedures, Field Operations Directives and Desk Operations Manual.

Keywords: LASD, audit, desk operations, east patrol division, west bureau, desk operations manual, field operations directives, MPP, FOD, policies and procedures

Suicide intervention and Inmate First Aid Kit Audit – Court Services Division – West Bureau

AAB audit on Suicide lntervention and First Aid Kits at Court Services Division – West Bureau to determine how the Department adhered to its policies and procedures and California State law, and requirements of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) Mental Health Joint Settlement Agreement.

Keywords: LASD, audit, suicide intervention, first aid kits, court services division, west bureau, countywide operations, California State law, policies and procedures, Department of Justice, DOJ, mental health joint settlement agreement

Safety Checks Audit, Court Services Division – West Bureau

AAB audit on Safety Checks Audit at Court Services Division – West Bureau to determine how the Department adhered to the Court Services Manual (CSM.

Keywords: LASD, audit, safety checks, court services division, west bureau, countywide operations, CSM

Suicide Intervention and First Aid Kits Audit – Court Services Division Central Bureau

AAB audit on Suicide lntervention and First Aid Kits at Court Services Division – Central Bureau to determine how the Department adhered to its policies and procedures, California State law, and requirements of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) Mental Health Joint Settlement Agreement.

Keywords: LASD, audit, suicide intervention, first aid kits, court services division, central bureau, countywide operations, California State law, policies and procedures, Department of Justice, DOJ, mental health joint settlement agreement

Obstruction Arrests Audit – Central Patrol Division

AAB audit on Obstruction Arrests at Central Patrol Division to determine how the Department adhered to Department policies and procedures related to the documentation and management of obstruction arrests.

Keywords: LASD, audit, central patrol division, patrol operations, obstruction arrests, policies and procedures

Electronic Communications (E–mail) Audit – Countywide Services Division

AAB audit on Department Electronic Communications (e-mail) at Countywide Services Division to determine how the Department complied with policies and procedures as they pertain to the Policy of Equality.

Keywords: LASD, audit, countywide services division, e-mail, electronic communications, policy of equality

Paid Informants Audit – Narcotics Bureau

AAB audit on Paid Informants to determine how Narcotics Bureau, Detective Division, complied with the manual of policy and procedures (MPP) and Narcotics Bureau Orders.

Keywords: LASD, audit, paid informants, narcotics bureau, detective division, patrol operations, MPP, unit orders

Detentions of Individuals and Data Collection – Palmdale Station

AAB audit on Detentions of Individuals and Data Collection to determine how Palmdale Station, North Patrol Division, adhered to Department policy and procedures related to provisions from the Antelope Valley Settlement Agreement.

Keywords: LASD, audit, detentions, data collection, palmdale station, patrol operations, Antelope Valley, settlement agreement

Continuing Professional Training – Countywide Services Division – Parks and Bureau

AAB audit on Continuing Professional Training at Parks Bureau, Countywide Services Division, to determine how the Department complied with biennial training standards required by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) and the Department’s Manual of Policy and Procedures (MPP).

Keywords: LASD, audit, continuing professional training, biennial training standards, Parks Bureau, Countywide Services Division, POST, MPP.

Title 15 Compliance: Inmate Safety Checks Audit – Twin Towers Correctional Facility

AAB audit on Inmate Safety Checks to determine how the Twin Towers Correctional Facility (TTCF), Custody Services Division – Specialized Programs, adhered to the California Code of Regulations Title 15, the Department’s Custody Division Manual (CDM) and the United States Department of Justice settlement agreement).

Keywords: LASD, audit, custody operations, TTCF, inmate safety checks, title 15, CDM, Department of Justice, DOJ

Title 15 Compliance: Inmate Safety Checks Audit – Twin Towers Correctional Facility

AAB audit on Inmate Safety Checks to determine how the Twin Towers Correctional Facility (TTCF), Custody Services Division – Specialized Programs, adhered to the California Code of Regulations Title 15, the Department’s Custody Division Manual (CDM) and the United States Department of Justice settlement agreement).

Keywords: LASD, audit, custody operations, TTCF, inmate safety checks, title 15, CDM, Department of Justice, DOJ

Vehicle Pursuit Evaluation – South Patrol Division

AAB audit on vehicle pursuits at South Patrol Division, Patrol Operations, to determine how the Department adhered to policies and procedures related to management’s evaluation of vehicle pursuits.

Keywords: LASD, audit, management, evaluation, vehicle pursuits, south patrol division, patrol operations, MPP

Electronic Communications (E–mail) Audit – Technology and Support Division

AAB audit on Technology and Support Division to determine how the Department complied with Department Electronic Communications (e-mail) policies and procedures as they pertain to the Policy of Equality.

Keywords: LASD, audit, e-mail, technology and support division, electronic communications, policy of equality