AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           October 9, 2006

 

From:                          Police Chief Bill Chrisman

 

Subject:                      Request for appropriation of forfeiture funds to purchase one Police Canine

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of appropriation of Forfeiture Funds of $7,000 to fund the purchase of one (1) police canine.

 

Analysis:

The Leesburg Police Department currently employs four K-9 teams. These dogs are bred and selected solely as Police Canines.  The K-9 unit has been extremely successful since moving to the full service program (narcotics, tracking, officer protection, etc.).  Tommy, one of the K-9s,  is to be retired due to behavior problems.  The requested amount is higher than previous purchases because of the demand for trained canines due to Homeland Security requirements and needs in European countries.

 

Options:

1.  Approve the appropriation of forfeiture funds of $7,000.00

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

 

Fiscal Impact

The contemplated expenditure totals $7,000.00 and is an authorized use of law enforcement trust funds. Funding is available for this purpose in the forfeiture funds account

 

 

Submission Date and Time:    10/5/2006 2:59 PM____

 

Department: ______________________

Prepared by:  ______________________                     

Attachments:         Yes____   No ______

Advertised:   ____Not Required ______                      

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No ____

                                                

_________________________________           

Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________

 

Finance  Dept. __________________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ______RS____________

 

Account No. _001-2111-521-5184__

 

Project No. ___________________

 

WF No. ______________________

 

Budget  ______________________

 

Available ___$11,960.00__________