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File #: 19-313    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 5/31/2019 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 7/1/2019 Final action: 7/1/2019
Title: SUBJECT: Approval of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Between the City of Merced and Merced Union High School District (MUHSD) for Police Services in the District's Four (4) High Schools for a Term of Three Years, Fiscal Year 2019 - 2022, with an Option to Extend the Term for One Additional Year REPORT IN BRIEF Requests council approval of a MOU between Merced Union High School District and the City of Merced to provide Police Services at the District four (4) high schools. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Approving a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Merced and Merced Union High School District to provide police services in the District's four high schools; and, B. Authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute the agreement; and, C. Authorizing the Finance Officer to make the appropriate budget adjustments.
Attachments: 1. Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Merced and the Merced Union High School District
Report Prepared by: Joe Weiss, Police Lieutenant, City of Merced Police Department

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SUBJECT: Approval of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Between the City of Merced and Merced Union High School District (MUHSD) for Police Services in the District's Four (4) High Schools for a Term of Three Years, Fiscal Year 2019 - 2022, with an Option to Extend the Term for One Additional Year

REPORT IN BRIEF
Requests council approval of a MOU between Merced Union High School District and the City of Merced to provide Police Services at the District four (4) high schools.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion:

A. Approving a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Merced and Merced Union High School District to provide police services in the District's four high schools; and,

B. Authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute the agreement; and,

C. Authorizing the Finance Officer to make the appropriate budget adjustments.

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ALTERNATIVES
1. Approve, as recommended by staff; or,
2. Approve, subject to other than recommended by staff; or,
3. Deny; or,
4. Refer to staff for reconsideration of specific items; or,
5. Continue to a future City Council meeting.

AUTHORITY:
Charter of the City of Merced, Section 200.

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
Council Requested Projects - High School District - School Resource Officers.

DISCUSSION
Historically, the Merced Police Department has assigned officers to the four high schools as School Resource Officers (SRO) on a full-time basis. The Merced Union High School District (MUHSD) and the Merced Police Department has decided to continue to staff the high schools with full-time School Resource Officers.

In the 2018-2019 school year the Merced Union High School District and the City of Merced negotiated an MOU to continue the School Resource Program. The school district would like to continue the SRO program and have signed a new MOU with the City of Merced.

Under the proposed th...

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