Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway’s office has started a regularly scheduled audit of Dallas County. The most recent audit of Dallas County was completed in 2014 and received a rating of fair.
Galloway said her audits examine how public resources are used, point out problems when there has been inappropriate use of those resources, and make recommendations on how taxpayers can be better served.
She encourages residents with information that could be helpful to the audit to reach out to her office through the Whistleblower Hotline.
The 2014 audit included several findings within the sheriff's office, including poor accounting controls and procedures, the absence of a written agreement for a commissary vendor and a continued failure by the sheriff to implement procedures to periodically review cases and dispose of related seized cash. The audit also reported problems with controls and procedures in the offices of county assessor, prosecuting attorney and public administrator.
Individuals may provide confidential information for consideration during the audit to the State Auditor's Whistleblower Hotline at 800-347-8597 or by email at email@example.com.