Staff recommends approval of the sale of K9 “Eddy” to the Eustis Police Department for $6,000.00.
The successful application of a K9’s training lies within the bond that is formed between the K9 and the handler. K9 “Eddy’s” current handler has recently taken a position with the Eustis Police Department to begin within the next two weeks where, if the sale is approved, he will continue to work with K9 “Eddy”. The City of Eustis will assume all ownership of K9 “Eddy” to include fiscal and civil responsibilities pending the purchase and resignation of K9 “Eddy’s” police handler from the Leesburg Police Department.
The City of Leesburg will benefit by the future purchase of a younger K9 that is not attached to any one specific handler, allowing a Leesburg Police Officer the opportunity needed to bond with the new K9 for efficient and safe policing.
1. Approve the sale of K9 “Eddy” for $6,000.00.
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
Monies will be transferred from the Eustis Police Department forfeiture fund into the Leesburg Police Department forfeiture fund. A request will be made at a later date for forfeiture monies to purchase future police K9’s.
Department: Leesburg Police Department
Prepared by: Sonja Vicchiollo
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A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE LEESBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT TO SELL POLICE K9 "EDDY" TO THE CITY OF EUSTIS FOR $6,000.00; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:
THAT the Police Department is hereby authorized to sell Police K9 “Eddy” to the Eustis Police Department, whose address is 51 East Norton Avenue Eustis, Florida, for $6,000.00.
THAT this resolution shall become effective immediately.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at a regular meeting held the __24th___ day of __November_______ 2008.