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An Audit Report on Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention at the Department of Motor Vehicles

March 2023


The Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority (Authority) at the Department of Motor Vehicles (Department) had processes in place to ensure that it awarded, administered, and monitored grants in accordance with applicable requirements. However, it should strengthen certain administration and monitoring processes to ensure that grantees use grant funds properly and that reimbursements are supported, reasonable, and allowable. Additionally, it should develop policies and procedures for its Grant Management and Tracking System. The Authority had processes in place to ensure that it complied with certain statutory requirements for financial management, including limitations on administrative expenses.

The Department implemented controls to help prevent fraud and criminal activity related to the production and use of temporary vehicle tags. However, it should limit access to current employees and limit administrative roles to appropriate personnel in the webDEALER system.