Loading...
2012-054-1649 - Law Enforcement Trust Fund Expenditure 1515 NW 167 Street, Building 5 Suite 200 Miami Gardens, Florida 33169 City of Miami Gardens Agenda Cover Memo Council Meeting Date: March 28, 2012 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 Enforcement Trust Fund 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 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 TO EXPEND AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS ($10,000.00) FROM THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TRUST FUND FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF AN EXISTING CANINE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Staff Summary: Upon implementation of the Miami Gardens Police Department the City Council created by ordinance, the Law Enforcement Trust Fund (LETF). This Fund is authorized by Florida State Statute as an account to process seized and forfeited funds received by the Police Department. The funds may be used for law enforcement purposes to include in part “providing matching funds to obtain Federal Grants, providing additional equipment or expertise”. The Statute provides that the funds may be expended by authorization of the governing body. ITEM K-2) CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION Law Enforcement Trust Fund Expenditure 1515 NW 167 Street, Building 5 Suite 200 Miami Gardens, Florida 33169 The Miami Gardens Police Department currently has five canine officers deployed within the City which respond to perimeters, searches and other activities determined by procedure. Recently, one of the Department’s canines was diagnosed with a chronic degenerative nerve disorder which has rendered him unavailable for duty. This canine was not previously purchased by the City of Miami Gardens but instead was brought to the Department by an officer that was hired and previously employed by the City of South Miami. This canine has performed admirably for the last three years with the only cost being sustainment. The canine unit is in integral part of the police department and serves many crucial functions. Replacement of this particular canine will be of significant benefit to the agency and the mission to reduce crime and provide public safety. The cost of a qualified canine will not exceed $10,000 and will be purchased in accordance with City procurement policies. Proposed Action: That the City Council approves the attached resolution authorizing the City Manager to expend an amount not to exceed $10,000 in LETF funds for the replacement of an existing canine. Attachment: None