A notice of award was given to Municipal Resource, Inc. for the police department audit project. A sub-group from the Police Relations Advisory Committee reviewed the proposals and selected Municipal Resources as the most advantageous. The audit looks forward to analyze the organizational structure/governance; the communications, cross functionality, and horizontal integration of the departments’ internal workings; the efficiency and effectiveness of the policies, procedures, rules, and regulations giving guidance to the department; strategic and capital planning, the operating budget, and financial considerations of the budget with city constraints; the application of professional standards and organizational accountability; along with the management, operations and culture of the Holyoke Police Department. The audit also looks forward to include comparisons with similar-situated City’s in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, considering special risks or other unique challenges in Holyoke.
The audit will focus on the management structure, staffing levels, efficiency and effectiveness of day-to-day operations, and the sufficiency of supporting data management tools and data collected used by the Holyoke Police Department to prepare for and guide the department.
To review the initial proposal and project scope, visit: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Dj5mOjWt5VjbqJI8SM3ql_i8GI2toyw7/view?usp=sharing