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2011-072-1465 - Agreement with Cry Wolf False Alarm Solutions Inc 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: ( Enter Fund & Dept) 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 Quality of Education Qual. of Life & City Image Communication Strategic Plan Objective/Strategy: (list the specific objective/strategy this item will address) N/A 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 AND CITY CLERK, TO EXECUTE AND ATTEST RESPECTIVELY, THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT WITH PUBLIC SAFETY CORPORATION, D/B/A CRY WOLF FALSE ALARM SOLUTIONS, INC., ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT “A” TO PROVIDE FALSE ALARM SERVICES TO THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Staff Summary: The Miami Gardens Police Department is tasked with prevention of criminal activity and response to public safety calls within the City of Miami Gardens. One of their key areas of response is to alarm calls at businesses and residences. During 2010, the Department responded to over 3,100 false alarms, which placed a significant burden on resources. So far, in the first quarter of 2011, the Department has ITEM K-2) CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION Agreement w/Cry Wolf False Alarm Solutions, Inc. 1515 NW 167 Street, Building 5 Suite 200 Miami Gardens, Florida 33169 responded to 834 false alarm calls. Responding to false alarm calls reduces the hours of patrol time and obligates two officers who would otherwise be dedicated to crime prevention. The new alarm ordinance being proposed includes language allowing a third party contractor to administer the False Alarm program. With the present budget issues facing local governments, many agencies are turning to outsourcing false alarm services and engaging in a revenue sharing program to reduce employee costs in administering the program. The City has contacted Public Safety Corporation/Cry Wolf False Alarm Solutions (Cry Wolf), a private contractor that can administer the City’s False Alarm Program to the City at no cost under a revenue sharing program. Cry Wolf currently provides services to the Town of Davie who competitively bid and awarded the contract on January 7, 2011. Under the proposed contract the City will receive 62% of all revenue up to $50,000 in fines collected, 74% of all revenue collected between $50,001 and $99,999 and receive 82% of all revenue for fines collected in excess of $100,000 per calendar year. Cry Wolf will administer the program, register alarms and conduct annual renewal registration. Their program interfaces seamlessly with the Police Department’s Computer Aided Dispatch System (CAD) to provide downloaded information for billing. Cry Wolf is the sole partner with SunGard OSSI Public Safety Solutions, which provides all of the law enforcement modules to the Police Department. Proposed Action: That the City Council authorize the City Manager to execute a contract with Public Safety Corporation/Cry Wolf False Alarm Solutions, located in Waldorf, MD, in accordance with the Town of Davie contract. Attachment: Attachment A – Contract