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File #: 15-1052    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/28/2015 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/15/2015 Final action: 9/15/2015
Title: Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney’s Office recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to electronically sign the Fiscal Year 2014/15 Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification for Federal Asset Forfeiture with the United States Department of Justice and United States Department of the Treasury. FUNDING: Equitable Sharing (Asset Forfeiture).
Attachments: 1. A - Sheriff and DA Equitable Sharing Agreement Blue Route 09-15-15, 2. B - Sheriff Equitable Sharing Agreement 09-15-15, 3. C - DA Equitable Sharing Agreement 09-15-15
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Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney’s Office recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to electronically sign the Fiscal Year 2014/15 Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification for Federal Asset Forfeiture with the United States Department of Justice and United States Department of the Treasury.

FUNDING: Equitable Sharing (Asset Forfeiture).
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
The Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney’s Office recommends signing the Agreement and Certification so that they may be able to receive their current year share of federal asset forfeitures.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The Equitable Sharing Agreement is entered into and between the Federal Government, the El Dorado County Sheriff, the El Dorado County District Attorney and the Governing Body of the County and sets forth the requirements for participation in the Federal Equitable Sharing Program, including the restrictions of use for federally forfeited cash, property, proceeds, and any interest earned thereon, which are equitably shared with participating law enforcement agencies.

In accordance with Equitable Sharing Agreement guidelines, the agreement must contain the beginning Equitable Sharing Fund Balances, Equitable Sharing Funds Received and Equitable Sharing Funds spent through the end of the Agency's fiscal year (FY 2014/15). Once submitted, the Sheriff's and District Attorney's Offices will be able to receive their current year share of federal asset forfeitures, if they become available, and use these funds according to the prescribed guidelines for law enforcement purposes.

ALTERNATIVES
N/A

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT
County Counsel and Risk Management reviewed and approved the Agreement.

CAO RECOMMENDATION
[This section is completed by the CAO's Office. This section is required]

FINANCIAL IMPACT
There is no impact to Net County Cost. This is the filing of the annual Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification to the United States Depar...

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