JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (July 3, 2018) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway announced today that her office has started a regularly scheduled audit of Dallas County, located in southwest Missouri. The most recent audit of Dallas County was completed in 2014 and received a rating of fair. Audit work is currently underway.
"My 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," Auditor Galloway said. "As this audit of Dallas County gets underway, I encourage residents with information that could be helpful to this audit to reach out to my 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.