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2011-070-1463 - Purchase three handheld citation producation devices City of Miami Gardens Agenda Cover Memo Council Meeting Date: April 27, 2011 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: Law Enforce ust Fund ment Tr Advertising Requirement: (Enter X in box) Yes No X Contract/P.O. Required: (Enter X in box) Yes No RFP/RFQ/Bid #: X (Enter #) Strategic Plan Related (Enter X in box) Yes No Strategic Plan Priority Area: Enhance Organizational Bus. & Economic Dev Public Safety X Quality of Education Qual. of Life & City Image Communication Strategic Plan Objective/Strategy: (list the specific objective/strategy this item will address) The purchase of the listed equipment will increase traffic safety. X Sponsor Name 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 TO EXPEND SEVENTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS ($17,000.00) FROM THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TRUST FUND FOR THE PURCHASE OF THREE (3) HANDHELD CITATION PRODUCTION DEVICES; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Staff Summary: The Miami Gardens Police Department conducts traffic enforcement and pedestrian safety within the City of Miami Gardens. Since its inception, the Department has issued several thousand traffic citations and has made a positive impact on the safety of residents and visitors. Currently, the citations are handwritten and manually entered into the Records Management System, which is a time consuming and inaccurate process. These citations are used to track citizen interactions and also document contacts and establish identities of persons stopped within the City. Staff is ITEM K-6) CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION Handheld Citation Production Device 1515 NW 167 Street, Building 5 Suite 200 Miami Gardens, Florida 33169 proposing the purchase of three handheld citation production devices in the amount of $17,000 utilizing Law Enforcement Trust Fund (LETF) dollars. Using these devices, the Department will initiate a pilot project in the Traffic Unit, to determine if there is a positive effect on efficiency and effectiveness of citations written in the City. The purchase of these devices is authorized under Florida Statutes regulating the use of LETF dollars. Proposed Action: That the City Council authorize the City Manager to expend $17,000 from the Police Department’s LETF account to purchase three handheld citation production devices at a cost of $17,000. Attachment: None