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File #: 19-192    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 4/5/2019 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 5/6/2019 Final action: 5/6/2019
Title: SUBJECT: Authorization to Accept $45,406 in Grant Funds from the 2018 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program for the Police Department to Purchase Additional Conducted Energy Weapons (aka Tasers), Consulting Costs for the Transition from the Uniform Crime Reporting Process to the National Incident Based Reporting System, and Licensing Costs for Connecting the Department Body Worn Cameras to the Computer Aided Dispatch System REPORT IN BRIEF Considers accepting grant funding from the US Department of Justice offered to the Merced Police Department in the amount of $45,406 from the 2018 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program for the purchase of additional conducted energy weapons (aka tasers), consulting costs for the transition from the Uniform Crime Reporting process to the National Incident Based Reporting System, and licensing costs for connecting the department body worn cameras to the computer aided dispatch system. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt ...
Attachments: 1. Grant Agreement

Report Prepared by: Lance Eber, Crime Analyst, Police

Title
SUBJECT: Authorization to Accept $45,406 in Grant Funds from the 2018 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program for the Police Department to Purchase Additional Conducted Energy Weapons (aka Tasers), Consulting Costs for the Transition from the Uniform Crime Reporting Process to the National Incident Based Reporting System, and Licensing Costs for Connecting the Department Body Worn Cameras to the Computer Aided Dispatch System

REPORT IN BRIEF
Considers accepting grant funding from the US Department of Justice offered to the Merced Police Department in the amount of $45,406 from the 2018 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program for the purchase of additional conducted energy weapons (aka tasers), consulting costs for the transition from the Uniform Crime Reporting process to the National Incident Based Reporting System, and licensing costs for connecting the department body worn cameras to the computer aided dispatch system.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion:

A. Accepting the grant and increasing the revenue budget in account 050-1025-321.17-00 by $45,406, and appropriating the same to Fund 050; and,

B. Approving the use of pooled cash until reimbursement is received from the grant; and,

C. Authorizing the Police Department and the City Manager to execute the necessary documents.

Body
ALTERNATIVES
1. Approve, as recommended by Staff; or,
2. Deny; or,
3. Refer to Staff for reconsideration of specific items.

AUTHORITY
Charter of the City of Merced, Section 200.

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
As provided for in the 2018-19 Adopted Budget

DISCUSSION
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system, form multijurisdictional drug and gang task forces to crime preventi...

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