Internal Report Reveals $273,000 More in Montgomery Tuition Assistance Abuse

July 7, 2010  |  

(Washington Examiner) — Almost 40 percent of police officers who took job training courses under Montgomery County’s tuition assistance program did so while on the clock, according to an internal police investigation, violating county rules and showcasing more widespread abuse of the classes.

A February police probe obtained by The Washington Examiner shows about 360 police officers between fiscal 2007 and 2009 took training courses under the tuition assistance programwhile on the clock — costing taxpayers $273,000. County employees were not allowed to take the classes during their official workday.

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