Frederick to Audit Sheriff’s Office Financial Participation in Federal 287(g) Program

jail cellFrederick County plans to launch an independent, third-party audit of the sheriff’s office’s participation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) 287(g) Program.

The audit will focus on how much county money is being used for the program. It will not review the intergovernmental service agreement (IGSA) between the sheriff’s office and ICE. That agreement was audited last year by the county’s internal audit agency.

The Frederick News-Post reports:

The review will likely include an examination of the cost of county staff time for training and processing those arrested as part of the program.

In addition to the audit of county funds for the program, Keegan-Ayer (D) announced the council will host an informational meeting with Jenkins to discuss the program. Jenkins requested the opportunity to meet months ago, Keegan-Ayer said, but the two officials have been working out the timing and details of the meeting.

The meeting will be open to the public, but all questions will be between the council and him — no public comment will be taken. Keegan-Ayer said the meeting is likely to occur in September or October.

Read the full article in The Frederick News-Post for more information.