Follow-On Evaluation of the Defense Protective Service
OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR AUDITING (DOD) ARLINGTON VA READINESS AND LOGISTICS SUPPORT
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Following an April 1997 request by the Chairman, Subcommittee on Military Readiness, Committee on National Security, U.S. House of Representatives, we conducted an evaluation of the Defense Protective Service. We assessed DPS effectiveness and efficiency in accomplishing its law enforcement mission, including whether the law enforcement mission was well defined and whether DPS written policies, operating procedures, and training requirements were adequate. We also assessed perceived DPS personnel and training problems cited by the Chairman, specifically a lack of continuing training for DPS officers after graduation from the basic training academy shortages of personnel causing significant overtime requirements the use of DPS officers on overtime at non-Pentagon locations and low employee morale. On May 14, 1999, we issued a final report with 27 recommendations to improve DPS operations and management.
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