AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

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.

 

Analysis:

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.”

 

Options:

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