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File #: 12-1042    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/9/2012 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/28/2012 Final action: 8/28/2012
Title: Sheriff's Office recommending the Board authorize the Chair to sign the Fiscal Year 2011/2012 Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification Report for Federal Asset Forfeiture with the United States Department of Justice. FUNDING: Equitable Sharing (Asset Forfeiture).
Attachments: 1. A - Blue Route Equitable Sharing 08/28/12.PDF, 2. B - Equitable Sharing Agreement & Certification 08/28/12.PDF
Related files: 17-0912
Title
Sheriff's Office recommending the Board authorize the Chair to sign the Fiscal Year 2011/2012 Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification Report for Federal Asset Forfeiture with the United States Department of Justice.
 
FUNDING: Equitable Sharing (Asset Forfeiture).
Body
 
Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
None.  This is the filing of the annual Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification to the United States Department of Justice for Fiscal Year 2011/12 actual revenues and expenditures.
 
Background
The Equitable Sharing Agreement is entered into between the Federal Government, the El Dorado County Sheriff and the Governing Body of the County, and sets forth the requirements for participation in the Federal Equitable Sharing Program, including the restrictions upon the use of the federally forfeited cash, property, proceeds, and any interest earned thereon, which are equitably shared with participating law enforcement agencies.
 
Reason for Recommendation
In accordance with Equitable Sharing Agreement guidelines, the agreement must be submitted within 60 days of the end of the Agency's fiscal year.  Once submitted the Sheriff's Office will be able to receive its current year share of federal asset forfeitures, if they become available, and use these funds according to the prescribed guidelines for law enforcement purposes.
 
Action(s) to be taken following Board approval
Affidavit to be signed by Chair with a certified copy being forwarded to the Sheriff's Office.  
 
Contact
Undersheriff Rich Williams
 
Concurrences
County Counsel and Risk Management