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File #: 14-0425    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/14/2014 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/25/2014 Final action: 3/25/2014
Title: Sheriff's Office recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a budget transfer drawing down funds from the Supplemental Law Enforcement Services Account (SLESA) increasing use of fund balance and increasing appropriations by $55,704 in the Sheriff's Department's budget for the purchase of various equipment (4/5 vote required); and 2) Authorize the addition of the following fixed assets to the Fiscal Year 2013-14 Fixed Asset List for the Sheriff's Office: a) One (1) Open Vision LT Video X-Ray System for an estimated $63,000, b) Add value of the Bomb Squad Robot (El Dorado County Asset Tag No. 32845) for an estimated $62,000, and c) Fifteen (15) Patrol Vehicle Light Bars for an estimated $27,000. FUNDING: SLESA Grant Fund-State funding.
Attachments: 1. A - ROBOT UPGRADE 3-25-14, 2. B - VIDEO X RAY SYSTEM 3-25-14, 3. C - SLESA Budget Transfer FY 13-14 3-25-14
Title
Sheriff's Office recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a budget transfer drawing down funds from the Supplemental Law Enforcement Services Account (SLESA) increasing use of fund balance and increasing appropriations by $55,704 in the Sheriff's Department's budget for the purchase of various equipment (4/5 vote required); and
2) Authorize the addition of the following fixed assets to the Fiscal Year 2013-14 Fixed Asset List for the Sheriff's Office:
a) One (1) Open Vision LT Video X-Ray System for an estimated $63,000,
b) Add value of the Bomb Squad Robot (El Dorado County Asset Tag No. 32845) for an estimated $62,000, and
c) Fifteen (15) Patrol Vehicle Light Bars for an estimated $27,000.
 
FUNDING:  SLESA Grant Fund-State funding.
Body
BUDGET SUMMARY:
 
Total Estimated Cost……………
$55,704
 
 
Budgeted…………………………
 
New Funding…………………….
 
Savings…………………………
 
SLESF Special Revenue……
$55,704
Total Funding Available…………
$55,704
 
 
Change To Net County Cost……
$0
 
Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
Approval of these recommendations will not impact Net County Cost.
 
Background
The Citizens Option for Public Safety (COPS) Program was originally adopted through AB 3229 in 1996 with Funding from the State of California General Fund.  As a part of the 2011 realignment of various public safety programs from the state to local government, the Legislature approved the Local Law Enforcement Services Act (AB 118) and shifted all remaining motor vehicle license fee (MVLF) revenue that was previously cities to pay for local law enforcement grant programs including COPS/SLESA programs. SLESA provides funding for front line law enforcement, county jails, district attorneys for prosecution and local juvenile justice programs.  State COPS funding is allocated by the State Controller to counties for deposit by the county auditor in a Supplemental Law Enforcement Services Account (SLESA) established in each county.  The county auditor is required to allocate the monies in the county's SLESA within 30 days of the receipts of those monies from the State Controller. In addition, current law requires that these funds cannot be used to "supplant" any county obligations.  Any unspent funds must be returned to the State.  Requests for purchases using SLESA funds must specify the frontline law enforcement needs and be approved by the county Board of Supervisors.
 
Reason for Recommendation
Approval of these recommendations will allow the Sheriff's Office to purchase additional equipment for front line law enforcement and jail operations that were not budgeted.
 
Action(s) to be taken following Board approval
Equipment needed will be purchased with COPS Front Line Law Enforcement and COPS County Jail Operations monies.
 
Contact                                                                   
Undersheriff Rich Williams
 
Concurrences:
Auditor-Controller