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File #: 20-460    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/3/2020 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 6/9/2020 Final action: 6/9/2020
Title: Action on the Appropriation of Asset Forfeiture Funds for FY 2020/21 and Related Budget Amendment [Council Pillar: Deliver and Enhance High Quality Efficient Services and Infrastructure]
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Action on the Appropriation of Asset Forfeiture Funds for FY 2020/21 and Related Budget Amendment [Council Pillar: Deliver and Enhance High Quality Efficient Services and Infrastructure]

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 $166,000, 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 FY 2020/21 are outlined as follows:

Proposed Use
Amount
Description
Undercover Buy Fund
$5,000
Funds used by undercover officers during criminal investigations to purchase illegal drugs and contraband
Evidence and Investigations Related Technology
$31,000


Technology and legislation changes force law enforcement to be adaptable. Funds to support the purchase of hardware, software and other equipment to maintain the ability to get data from smart phones, computers, disparate video systems, etc. when acting on a court authorized search warrant or other evidence exception. Funds would also be utilized to purchase laptops for detectives. These tools would be utilized in the field and would meet SLETS/CJIC security requirements
Canine Replacement, Equipment and Training
$30,000


SCPD currently ha...

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