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2018-071-3384 - State LETF ExpenditureRESOLUTION NO. 2018-71-3384 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA; AUTHORIZING THE EXPENDITURE IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED FORTY TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($42,500.00) FROM THE STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT TRUST FUND (“LETF”) FOR CRIME PREVENTION, DRUG PREVENTION AND SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD PROGRAMS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, in accordance with Section 2-845, of the City’s Code of Ordinance, and the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act, if the Police Department acquires at least $15,000.00 in the Law Enforcement Trust Fund (“LETF”) within a fiscal year, the Police Department must expend or donate no less than 25 percent of such proceeds for the support or operation of any drug treatment, drug abuse education, drug prevention, crime prevention, safe neighborhood, or school resource officer program(s), and WHEREAS, in accordance with Section 2-845, of the City’s Code of Ordinance, and the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act, the City is authorized to expend funds from the Law Enforcement Trust Fund (“LETF”) and WHEREAS, the Miami Gardens Police Department desires to utilize Forty Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($42,500.00) from the LETF, and WHEREAS, Thirty-Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($32,500.00) will be utilized to fund the Miami Gardens Police Athletic League, Shop with a COP Program and Miami Gardens Police Explorers, and WHEREAS, Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) will also be utilized for employee training on executive leadership, crime prevention, and safe neighborhoods, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA AS FOLLOWS: 2 Section 1: ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS: The foregoing Whereas paragraphs are hereby ratified and confirmed as being true, and the same are hereby made a specific part of this Resolution. Section 2: AUTHORIZATION: The City Council of the City of Miami Gardens hereby authorizes the expenditure in an amount not to exceed Forty Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($42,500.00) from the Law Enforcement Trust Fund for crime prevention, drug prevention and safe neighborhood. Section 4: EFFECTIVE DATE: This Resolution shall take effect immediately upon its final passage. PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS AT ITS REGULAR MEETING HELD ON APRIL 25, 2018. ___________________________________ OLIVER GILBERT, III, MAYOR ATTEST: __________________________________ MARIO BATAILLE, CITY CLERK PREPARED BY: SONJA KNIGHTON DICKENS, CITY ATTORNEY SPONSORED BY: COUNCILWOMAN LILLIE Q. ODOM Moved by: Councilwoman Robinson Seconded by: Councilwoman Odom Signed by Vice Mayor Ighodaro 3 VOTE: 5-0 Mayor Oliver Gilbert , III ____ (Yes) ____ (No) (absent) Vice Mayor Erhabor Ighodaro, Ph.D. X (Yes) ____ (No) Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis X (Yes) ____ (No) Councilman Rodney Harris ____ (Yes) ____ (No) (absent) Councilwoman Lillie Q. Odom X (Yes) ____ (No) Councilwoman Felicia Robinson X (Yes) ____ (No) Councilman David Williams Jr X (Yes) ____ (No) 18605 NW 27 Ave Miami Gardens, Florida 33056 City of Miami Gardens Agenda Cover Memo Council Meeting Date: April 25, 2018 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 X X Funding Source: General Fund Advertising Requirement: (Enter X in box) Yes No X Contract/P.O. Required: (Enter X in box) Yes No RFP/RFQ/Bid #:Florida Sheriffs Association Contract FSA16-VEL14.0 (Enter #) X 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 Obj./Strategy: (list the specific objective/strategy this item will address)N/A X Sponsor Name Cameron D. Benson, City Manger Department: City Manager’s Office Short Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA; AUTHORIZING THE EXPENDITURE IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED FORTY TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($42,500.00) FROM THE STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT TRUST FUND (“LETF”) FOR CRIME PREVENTION, DRUG PREVENTION AND SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD PROGRAMS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Staff Summary: In accordance with Section 2-845 of the City’s Codes of Ordinances and 932.7055, Florida Statutes, the City of Miami Gardens established a Law Enforcement Trust Fund (LETF). The City is able to expend funds from the LETF for crime prevention, safe neighborhood, drug abuse education, and preventive programs, or for school resource officer program(s), and in addition, will be used for the following law enforcement related purpose(s). This request helps satisfy the provision of the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act ITEM K-4: LAW ENFORCEMENT TRUST FUND EXPENDITURE 18605 NW 27 Ave Miami Gardens, Florida 33056 (932.7055) which require no less than 25% of forfeiture proceeds for the support or operation of any drug treatment, drug abuse education, drug prevention, crime prevention, safe neighborhood, or school resource officer program(s). Preventing Crime in the Black Community Conference $10,000 State and Local LETF (Fund 107) This request is for the sponsorship of 15 employees both sworn and non-sworn and members from the Miami Gardens Police Explorers to attend the Preventing Crime in the Black Community Conference. The overnight conference event dates are May 30, 2018-June 1, 2018, provides guidance, drug and gang prevention for youth. Miami Gardens Police Athletic League PAL- $15,000 State and Local LETF (Fund107) The Miami Gardens PAL Program is apart of the National Association of Police Athletic/Activities League and will be based in the City of Miami Gardens. This program works nationwide promoting positive engagement to deter the prevention of juvenile crime and violence by building relationships among kids, cops, and the community. The purpose is to develop character, help strengthen police-community relations, and keep children off illegal drugs and committing criminal acts. Many of these programs are focused on youth enrichment, educational, and youth leadership programs and not just sports. This request helps fund the activities of PAL such as mentoring, tutoring, entrepreneurship and a host of other events and mentorship. Shop with a COP Program- $2,500.00 State and Local LETF (Fund107) The Shop with a Cop is a program that fosters positive relationships between youth and officers. The average age is between kindergarden through 6th grade. The kids are selected based upon their behavior and grades. At the end of the year, during the holiday season the kids get to shop at one of the local area stores. The purpose is to purchase a gift for members of their immediate family. Shop with A Cop hopes to break down the barriers between the community and the police with the intent of developing a better and more trusting relationship. Approximately 50 kids will get a $50 card to shop at Walmart. During this experience, the children will be advised about making correct choices and be given a brief discussion in regards to staying away from gangs and drug abuse education. The kids will be paired with an officer that will walk with them through the department store to assist them in making great selections for them. This is a great program to help bring joy and education to underprivileged kids within our community. Miami Gardens Police Explorers- $15,000 State and Local LETF (Fund107) The Miami Gardens Police Explorers is a career-oriented program that teaches essential life and career skills to young adults. This would consist of backgrounds through immersive career experiences and mentorship provided by community and business leaders such as Law Enforcement. This program gives young adults the opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement by working with local law enforcement agencies. They are equipped with character, leadership and life skills. The program is structured to provide law enforcement training and experience to the Explorer Cadet through mentoring, classroom instruction, and hands-on training. Other key objectives of the program include leadership skills, interpersonal skills, and life skills development. This request will assist with the expense as it relates to in state and the tri-county competition, uniforms, college tours and field trips. The result of this program provides interactive activities that help youth pursue their interests, growth, 18605 NW 27 Ave Miami Gardens, Florida 33056 and development. Currently, the City of Miami Gardens has established a School Resource Officer assigned to both Miami Carol City and Miami Norland Senior High Schools that interacts with the youth for support guidance and leadership. The Miami Gardens PAL Program is apart of the National Association of Police Athletic/Activities League and will be based in the City of Miami Gardens. This program works nationwide promoting positive engagement to deter the prevention of juvenile crime and violence by building relationships among kids, cops, and the community. The purpose is to build character, help strengthen police-community relations, and keep children off illegal drugs and committing crime acts. Many of these programs are focused on youth enrichment, educational, and youth leadership programs and not just sports. This request helps fund the activities of PAL such as mentoring, tutoring, entrepreneurship and a host of other events and mentorship. Fiscal Impact As of April 02, 2018, the Law Enforcement Trust fund has a balance of $70,988.92 available for appropriation. . Proposed Action: It is recommended that the City Council authorize the City Manager to approve the donation of $42,500 from the Police Department’s (State) LETF account to be utilized for the following, Preventing Crime in the Black Community Conference $10,000, The Miami Gardens PAL $15,000, Shop with a COP Program $2,500 and the Miami Gardens Police Explorers $15,000. Attachment: City of Miami gardens 18605 NW 27^^ Avenue Mayor Oliver Gilbert Miami Gardens, Florida 33056 Vice Mayor Erhabor Ighodaro, Ph.D. Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis Councilman Rodney Harris Councilwoman Lillie Q. Odom Councilwoman Felicia Robinson Councilman David Williams Jr. MEMORANDUM TO: Cameron D. Benson City Manager FROM: Delma Noel-Pratt Chief of Police DATE: April 02,2018 RE: Law Enforcement Trust Fund (LETF) Request PURPOSE: I respectfully request the attached appropriation be placed on the agenda for the next City Council meeting. The request totaling $42,500.00 for expenditure from the State Law Enforcement Trust Accounts. BACKGROUND: In accordance with Section 2-845 of the City's Codes of Ordinances and 932.7055, Florida Statutes, the City of Miami Gardens established a Law Enforcement Trust Fund (LETF). The City is able to expend funds from the LETF for crime prevention, safe neighborhood, drug abuse education, and preventive programs, or for school resource officer program(s), and in addition, will be used for the following law enforcement related purpose(s). This request helps satisfy the provision of the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act (932.7055) which require no less than 25% of forfeiture proceeds for the support or operation of any drug treatment, drug abuse education, drug prevention, crime prevention, safe neighborhood, or school resource officer program(s). RECOMMENDATION: The State LETF is to be utilized as follows: Preventing Crime in the Black Community Conference - $10.000 State and Local LETF (Fund 1071 This request is for the sponsorship of 15 employees both sworn and non-swom and members from the Miami Gardens Police Explorers to attend the Preventing Crime in the Black Community