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File #: 18-775    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/25/2018 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 7/17/2018 Final action:
Title: Action on the Appropriation of Asset Forfeiture Funds for Fiscal Year 2018/19
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Action on the Appropriation of Asset Forfeiture Funds for Fiscal Year 2018/19

Report
BACKGROUND
Asset Forfeiture funds are obtained as a result of narcotic and other criminal investigations. Federal and State authorities allow the Police Department to share in the distribution of funds seized pursuant to judicial and/or administrative actions. The use of these monies is limited to funding law enforcement-related programs or purchases of equipment.

The City has the opportunity to enhance Police Department services by funding the following items (totaling $129,500) with Asset Forfeiture monies. The Police Department has identified the following items, training, or improvements as being necessary to better serve the community by maintaining or improving our current level of service, enhancing our ability to apprehend criminal offenders, or by ensuring a higher degree of officer and employee safety.

DISCUSSION
The Police Department's Asset Forfeiture appropriation requests for equipment and other law enforcement uses and programs for Fiscal Year 2018/19 are outlined as follows:

1. Undercover Buy Fund $7,000
177-7733-87870-(I)4622-(G)SEIZD Program: Investigations
Monies used by undercover officers during criminal investigations to purchase illegal drugs and other contraband.

2. Conference and Training Funds $15,000
177-7742-87820-(I)4673-(G)SEIZD Program: Administrative Services
Funds used for up to six attendees (employees to be determined after careful review of course catalog; July 2018) to attend the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Orlando, Florida in October 2018. This conference provides some of the best training for law enforcement officials available in the world. Any remaining funds could be used for other recognized law enforcement training and/or conferences.

3. Community Policing, Awards, and Meetings $15,000
177-7746-87500-(I)2141-(G)SEIZD Program: Community Services
These fu...

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