FPS is not managing its fleet effectively. FPS did not properly justify that its current fleet is necessary to carry out its operational mission. Specifically, FPS did not justify the need for: more vehicles than officers; administrative vehicles; larger sport utility vehicles; home-to-work miles in one region; and discretionary equipment added to vehicles. Additionally, FPS overpaid for law enforcement equipment packages, did not have standard operating procedures for fleet management, a sound vehicle allocation methodology, or accurate fleet data to make effective management decisions. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) fleet managers did not provide sufficient oversight to ensure FPS complied with all Federal and departmental guidance. As a result, FPS cannot ensure it is operating the most cost-efficient fleet and potentially missed opportunities to save more than $2.5 million in fiscal year 2014.
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