Meeting Date:           July 13, 2009


From:                          Chief William J. Chrisman      


Subject:                      Request for Appropriation of Forfeiture Funds for the purchase of a "McGruff" suit to aid in Community Services programs involving children.



Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends the appropriation of Forfeiture Funds of $1,598.00 for the purchase of a "McGruff" suit to aid in Community Services programs involving children.



The Community Services Division of the Leesburg Police Department hosts several events throughout the year for the children in the community. The appearance of “McGruff the Crime Dog” at these events, aids in fostering a relationship between Law Enforcement and children, that will have a lasting effect as they grow into adulthood. The McGruff campaign, which includes the “Take a Bite out of Crime” motto, offers publications and teaching materials on a variety of topics. The National Crime Prevention Center reports that “25 years after McGruff’s first TV appearance, more than 75 percent of children recognize McGruff and over 4,000 law enforcement agencies own a McGruff suit.”



1.  To approve the appropriations of Forfeiture Funds of $1,598.00

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate


Fiscal Impact

Funding is available for this purpose and is an authorized use of Law Enforcement Trust Funds.


Submission Date and Time:    7/9/2009 5:20 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. ___________JB_____                                     


Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________


Account No. __121-2111-521-6480__


Project No. ___________________


WF No. ______________________


Budget  ______________________


Available _____________________



Honorable City Commission

City of Leesburg



Request For Appropriation of Forfeiture Proceeds



I, William J. Chrisman, Chief of Police, hereby request that funds be appropriated from the Law Enforcement Trust Fund as follows:


Description                                                                Amount                     

Community Services Division of the

City of Leesburg Police Department                    $1,598.00


                                                                   TOTAL:    $1,598.00


The anticipated recurring costs associated with this (these) item(s) are as follows:



Description                                                                Amount


0                                                                                  0                                                            




I hereby certify that this request is in compliance with Subsection 932.7055 of the Florida Statutes.





  William J. Chrisman

  Chief of Police

  Leesburg Police Department