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File #: 14-0455    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/20/2014 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/16/2017 Final action: 5/16/2017
Title: Sheriff's Office in partnership with the District Attorney recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Memorandum of Understanding 571-M1411, Amendment IV, with the State of California Department of Justice for forensic DNA services extending the term one year effective June 1, 2017, through May 31, 2018, and authorizing compensation in the amount of $164,198. FUNDING: Proposition 69.
Attachments: 1. 6A - DOJ MOU Amend IV Blue Route 05-16-17, 2. 6B - DOJ MOU Amendment IV 05-16-17, 3. Executed MOU Amendment 571-M1411, 4. 5A - DOJ MOU Amendment III Blue Route 5-17-16, 5. 5B - DOJ MOU Amendment III 5-17-16, 6. Executed MOU Amendment III (5-17-16), 7. 4A - Blue Route Sheet 8-11-2015, 8. 4B - DOJ MOU AMENDMENT NO. II 8-11-2015, 9. Executed MOU 571-M1411 (BOS 8-11-15), 10. 3A - Blue Route Sheet 5-19-2015, 11. 3B - DOJ DNA MOU AMENDMENT 1 5-19-2015, 12. A - BLUE ROUTE SHEET 5-20-14, 13. B - DOJ DNA MOU 5-20-14, 14. C - REQ FOR WAIVER APPROVAL 5-20-14, 15. D - Budget Transfer 5-20-14, 16. Executed MOU (BOS 6-10-14)

Title

Sheriff's Office in partnership with the District Attorney recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Memorandum of Understanding 571-M1411, Amendment IV, with the State of California Department of Justice for forensic DNA services extending the term one year effective June 1, 2017, through May 31, 2018, and authorizing compensation in the amount of $164,198.

 

FUNDING:  Proposition 69.

Body

DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION

Sheriff's Office recommends the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Amendment IV to Memorandum of Understanding # 571-M1411.

 

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND

Proposition 69 requires "an additional penalty of $1 for every $10, or part of $10, in each county upon every fine, penalty, or forfeiture imposed and collected by the courts for all criminal offenses."  These funds are then deposited into a special revenue fund and are prohibited from use except for the collection, processing, analysis and tracking of DNA specimens. 

 

Under this MOU the County Board of Supervisors is authorizing payment to the Department of Justice for the analysis, issuance of reports on the analysis, testimony in court when necessary along with quarterly training for law enforcement personnel in the recognition, collection, and proper storage of biological/DNA evidence.

 

ALTERNATIVES

Failure to sign this Memorandum of Understanding would be the loss of services for the Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office for the expedited processing of DNA collected in criminal cases.

 

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT

County Counsel and Risk Management have approved the agreement.

 

CAO RECOMMENDATION

Approve as recommended.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

There will be no impact to net county cost for either department.  All services rendered from the Department of Justice will be paid for through the Proposition 69 monies which reside in a special revenue fund.  Funds for FY 2017-18 are included in the Recommended budget.

 

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS

Return (1) Original to Sheriff’s Office for Distribution.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT

Public Safety

 

CONTACT

Undersheriff Randy Peshon