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ERIC Number: ED191368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun-4
Reference Count: 0
The Law Enforcement Education Program Is in Serious Financial Disarray. Report to the Congress by the Comptroller General of the United States.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
The administration of the Law Enforcement Education Program was investigated. The program was managed by the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration until May 1980, when it was transferred to the new Department of Education. The program provides grants and loans to students enrolled in college programs leading to degrees in law enforcement or criminal justice. Students employed full time by publicly funded law enforcement or criminal justice agencies are eligible for grants which need not be repayed if the recipient remains employed by the agencies for at least 2 years after completing the course. The investigation revealed inadequate controls and inaccurate records. Billing and collection problems and other accounting and management deficiencies are discussed. Among the recommendations for correcting problems are the following: computer programs need to be changed to correct problems with billing and cancelled repayment; grant recipients who do not certify employment need to be billed; a comprehensive and aggressive collection program should be adopted; and procedures for controlling and processing payments are necessary. (SW)
Descriptors: Accountability, Accounting, College Students, Criminology, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Financial Problems, Financial Support, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, Loan Repayment, Program Administration, Recordkeeping, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs
U.S. General Accounting Office, Washington, DC 20548
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Department of Education; Law Enforcement Assistance Administration; Law Enforcement Education Program