Las Cruces – The Las Cruces City Council has awarded a contract to a Washington, D.C., company to audit the police department.
The Police Executive Research Forum will begin its one-year $49,600 contract on July 1.
Councilors, in approving the contract Monday, were following a recommendation made nearly a year ago by a consulting firm that conducted an independent review of the Las Cruces Police Department.
The audit will evaluate citizen complaints investigated by the police department, do a risk assessment and make policy recommendations after reviewing procedures and training that would impact police accountability.
Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, http://www.lcsun-news.com
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