State Police Announce Hiring of Auditing Firm Ernst & Young, Issue Update on Dept. Reforms
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
The updates include signing a contract with Ernst & Young to perform an audit and assessment of Department policies.
“We are substantively increasing the operational and fiscal oversight of this agency to increase efficiency and accountability to the public. At the same time, the more than 2,000 troopers who embody the values and character we demand of our personnel continue to fulfill their important mission to protect the safety of our citizens,” said Gilpin.
Gilpin also announced a 29 percent reduction in the projected use of overtime by Troop F for August 2018.
Updates & Reforms
In April, the Baker-Polito Administration and Colonel Gilpin announced a series of reforms at the State Police, including eliminating Troop E; activating GPS technology in cruisers; assigning new troopers to Troop F, which patrols the state’s airports and seaport; and hiring an independent auditing firm to assess the Department’s administrative procedures.
“Colonel Gilpin and her team are continuing to make progress to implement significant changes to increase accountability and transparency at the State Police. While the vast majority of state police troopers serve the Commonwealth honorably each day, we know there is more work to do in strengthening policies and procedures to ensure taxpayer dollars are being used responsibly by the Department,” said Baker.
In May, the State Police completed a study on staffing levels at Troop F, which concluded that the deployment of 30 additional sworn members would allow the Troop to continue to meet the unique national security needs of Logan Airport and other Massport properties while substantially reducing reliance on overtime.
The staffing increase added personnel to specific positions that, because of particular rank requirements or the need for specialized skills, have generated a disproportionate share of overtime hours in the past.
The State Police have executed an updated Memorandum of Understanding with Massport to cover the provision of police services by Troop F. The new agreement updates contractual arrangements between the State Police and Massport to reflect changes since the 1979 agreement under which the parties had been operating.
The new agreement also adds provisions to provide for improved budgeting and financial oversight for both parties.
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