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2009-191-1137 - US Dept of Justice Agreement 1515 NW 167 Street, Building 5 Suite 200 Miami Gardens, Florida 33169 City of Miami Gardens Agenda Cover Memo Council Meeting Date: October 14, 2009 Item Type: (Enter X in box) Resolution Ordinance Other X Fiscal Impact: (Enter X in box) Yes No Ordinance Reading: (Enter X in box) 1st Reading 2nd Reading X Public Hearing: (Enter X in box) Yes No Yes No Funding Source: General Fund Advertising Requirement: (Enter X in box) Yes No Contract/P.O. Required: (Enter X in box) Yes No RFP/RFQ/Bid #: X Sponsor Name Dr. Danny Crew, City Manager Department: Police Department Short Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY CLERK TO ATTEST, RESPECTIVELY, THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT WITH THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT “A,” IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE “COPS” PROGRAM, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE ANY AND ALL DOCUMENTS AND TAKE ANY AND ALL STEPS NECESSARY IN ORDER TO ACCEPT GRANT FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF TWO MILLION, TWO HUNDRED NINETY-FOUR THOUSAND, FOUR HUNDRED SEVENTY EIGHT DOLLARS ($2,294,478.00); PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE Staff Summary: The Miami Gardens Police Department has applied for and been awarded grant funding from the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) COPS Program in the amount of $2,294,478. These funds are to be used in furtherance of the implementation of the Department’s Community Enrichment Team (CET) Project. The funding will reimburse the salaries of nine entry level police officers for a period of three years, with a provision that the officers remain employed for an additional year. ITEM J-1) CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION Agreement with The Department of Justice 1515 NW 167 Street, Building 5 Suite 200 Miami Gardens, Florida 33169 This grant process was extremely competitive as only 1,046 agencies out of 7,272 nationwide and 66 out of 214 agencies in Florida were awarded funding. Additionally, the Department received the highest number of officers available under the funding process formula which is critical to the success of the project being implemented. The funds from this grant award will significantly assist the Department in its endeavor to establish a fully functional community policing component. Funding from the general fund for equipment, vehicles and uniforms have been allocated by the City Manager in furtherance of this project. It is anticipated that new employees will be utilized to backfill the officers selected for the CET will be hired on October 5, 2009.. The official start date of the CET project will be Monday, November 2, 2009. If approved, the attached resolution will authorize the City Manager to execute the a contract with the USDOJ accepting grant funding in the amount of $2,294,478 for the implementation of the CET project. Proposed Action: That the City Council approve the attached resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with the United States Department of Justice COPS Program allowing the Miami Gardens Police Department to utilize the $2,294,478 allocated by this grant. Attachment: Attachment A: COPS Grant Contract