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File #: 12-0492    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/19/2012 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/1/2012 Final action: 5/1/2012
Title: Sheriff’s Office recommending the Board take the following actions relative to the purchase of essential equipment: 1) Hold a public hearing to use $49,586 of Citizen’s Option for Public Safety (COPS) County Jail Operation funding to purchase unmet equipment needs as identified by the Sheriff, including fixed asset items of four Automatic External Defibrillators totaling $7,000; 2) Hold a public hearing to use $222,890 of COPS Front Line Law Enforcement funding to purchase unmet equipment needs as identified by the Sheriff, including fixed asset items of 2 Patrol Vehicle Lightbars totaling $4,000, 1 Mobil Data Collection device totaling $6,750, 1 Total Station to assist with crime scene investigations totaling $16,000, and to expand the Automated Vehicle Locator system to 52 additional vehicles at a total cost of $78,000. 3) Approve a budget transfer recognizing the COPS Jail and COPS Front Line Law Enforcement revenue and appropriations. (4/5 vote required). (Est. Time: 10 Min.) F...
Attachments: 1. A - Budget Transfer.PDF
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Sheriff’s Office recommending the Board take the following actions relative to the purchase of essential equipment:
1) Hold a public hearing to use $49,586 of Citizen’s Option for Public Safety (COPS) County Jail Operation funding to purchase unmet equipment needs as identified by the Sheriff, including fixed asset items of four Automatic External Defibrillators totaling $7,000;
2) Hold a public hearing to use $222,890 of COPS Front Line Law Enforcement funding to purchase unmet equipment needs as identified by the Sheriff, including fixed asset items of 2 Patrol Vehicle Lightbars totaling $4,000, 1 Mobil Data Collection device totaling $6,750, 1 Total Station to assist with crime scene investigations totaling $16,000, and to expand the Automated Vehicle Locator system to 52 additional vehicles at a total cost of $78,000.
3) Approve a budget transfer recognizing the COPS Jail and COPS Front Line Law Enforcement revenue and appropriations. (4/5 vote required). (Est. Time: 10 Min.)

FUNDING: Local Safety and Protection Account (LSPA).
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BUDGET SUMMARY:
Total Estimated Cost $272,476

Funding
Budgeted $
New Funding $
Savings $
SLESF Special Revenue $272,476
Total Funding Available $272,476
Change To Net County Cost $0

Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost: None. The attached budget transfer will allocate available funding within the Sheriff’s budget for front line law enforcement and jail operations.

Background: Pursuant to current law, the State Controller is required to allocate the COPS funds to each county that has established a Supplemental Law Enforcement Services Fund (SLESF) in accordance with Section 30061 of the Government Code. Since its inception, the funding distribution for this program was based on the population of the County and each fiscal year was a predictable amount. In the 4th Quarter of FY 2008/09, the State changed the funding stream for this pro...

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