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File #: R-2018-071    Version: 1 Name: Safeware - Field Force Equipment
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/7/2018 In control: Police Department
On agenda: 3/7/2018 Final action: 3/7/2018
Title: A Resolution Of The City Commission Of The City Of Hollywood, Florida, Approving And Authorizing The Expenditure Of Federal Law Enforcement Forfeiture Funds (Justice) Pursuant To The Federal Comprehensive Crime Control Act Of 1984 For The Purchase Of Field Force Equipment In An Amount Not To Exceed $36,873.19; And Amending The Fiscal Year 2018 Adopted Operating Budget (R-2017-288) For The Law Enforcement Forfeiture Fund (Fund 12) As Detailed In Exhibit 1.
Attachments: 1. Res Safeware - Field Force Equip.doc.pdf, 2. Exhibit 1.pdf, 3. Safeware - Backup (Field Force Equipment).pdf, 4. BIS 18109.pdf
Title
A Resolution Of The City Commission Of The City Of Hollywood, Florida, Approving And Authorizing The Expenditure Of Federal Law Enforcement Forfeiture Funds (Justice) Pursuant To The Federal Comprehensive Crime Control Act Of 1984 For The Purchase Of Field Force Equipment In An Amount Not To Exceed $36,873.19; And Amending The Fiscal Year 2018 Adopted Operating Budget (R-2017-288) For The Law Enforcement Forfeiture Fund (Fund 12) As Detailed In Exhibit 1.


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Staff Recommends: The Approval of the Attached Resolution


Explanation:
The Police Department desires to purchase field force equipment to include fifty-five (55) chest protectors, fifty-five (55) shoulder and arm protectors, sixteen (16) riot helmets, fifty-five (55) riot batons, fifty (50) personal protective shields, sixty (60) pair combat gloves and five (5) sets of fire protective suits.

The purchase of all field force equipment has been determined to be a legitimate and permissible expenditure under the federal asset sharing guidelines for forfeiture funds.

The Department of Justice's Equitable Sharing Guidelines ("Guidelines") sets forth that Federal Law Enforcement Forfeiture Funds may be expended on permissible uses such as the costs associated with the purchase, lease, maintenance, or operation of law enforcement equipment for use by law enforcement personnel that supports law enforcement activities, provided that the purchase is not a budgeted item and it is not supplanting a normal operating need/expectation of the law enforcement agency.

The Guidelines require that the Police Department obtain approval for such expenditure from the City Commission.

The funding source for the purchase field force equipment will be Federal Law Enforcement Forfeiture Funds (Justice) pursuant to the Federal Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984, thereby incurring no cost to the taxpayers of the City of Hollywood, and such expense is a permissible use of such funds.

All permissible use expenditur...

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