Item No: 4.C.4.
Meeting Date: July 8, 2013
From: William J. Chrisman, Police Chief
Subject: Resolution authorizing the Police Department to apply for and accept an Edward Byrne Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice (JAG) to supplement costs associated with the purchase of department equipment.
Staff recommends approval of the resolution authorizing the Police Department to apply for and accept, if awarded, a federal grant of $12,957.00 from the 2013 Edward Byrne JAG Grant to supplement purchase costs associated with the following department equipment:
Item Quantity Unit Cost Total Cost
Digital in-car video recording systems 3 $4,202.66 $12,608.00
Microphone 1 $ 349.00 $ 349.00
This grant will pay the cost for department equipment for law enforcement purposes: in-car video recording systems for three LPD marked patrol vehicles which currently have no system. If the grants are awarded and accepted, staff further requests approval of a single source purchase (in lieu of a competitive bid process) of the in camera systems from Digital Ally. The City has purchased the same in car systems using previous grants. Purchasing the same systems will provide for standardization among the police vehicles and allow accessories to be interchanged. By agreeing, the city assumes no additional liability or additional costs.
Deadline for application is July 9, 2013.
1. Approve the resolution authorizing the application and acceptance of a federal grant of
$12,957.00 and authorize single source purchase; or
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
If awarded, a budget adjustment will be necessary to add this into the current budget. There is no local match required for this grant.
Prepared by: Lisa Carter _________
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Advertised: ____Not Required ______
Attorney Review : Yes___ No ____
Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________
Finance Dept. _BLM,____________
Deputy C.M. ___________________
City Manager ___________________
Account No. _001-0000-331-2100____
Project No. _JA0012_____________
WF No. ______________________
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO ACCEPT THE EDWARD BYRNE (JAG) GRANT FROM THE US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FOR $12,957.00 TO SUPPLEMENT COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PURCHASE OF DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF
THE CITY OF
THAT the Leesburg Police Department is hereby authorized to submit an application, and if awarded, accept an Edward Byrne (JAG) Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice in the amount of $12,957.00 to supplement costs associated with the purchase of certain department technical equipment.
THAT this resolution shall become effective immediately upon adoption.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at a regular meeting held the _8th__ day of _July____ 2013.