M&C Review


COUNCIL ACTION:  Approved on 10/10/2017 - Ordinance No. 22953-10-2017

DATE: 10/10/2017 REFERENCE NO.: **C-28420 LOG NAME: 35ATFTF2018
CODE: C TYPE: CONSENT PUBLIC HEARING: NO
SUBJECT:  

Authorize Execution of a Five-Year Memorandum of Agreement with the United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for Participation in a Joint Task Force and Authorize Acceptance of Reimbursement Funds in the Amount Not to Exceed $95,000.00 and Adopt Appropriation Ordinance (ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS)


RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the City Council:

1.  Authorize Execution of a Five-Year Memorandum of Agreement with the United Sates Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for participation in a joint task force;

2.  Authorize the acceptance of an amount not to exceed $95,000.00 for the Fort Worth Police Department's participation in the joint law enforcement operations task force; and

3.  Adopt the attached appropriation ordinance increasing estimated receipts and appropriations in the Grants Fund by $95,000.00 ($19,000.00) per year for five years.

 
DISCUSSION:

The Fort Worth Police Department has participated in ongoing joint task force operations with the United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) since 1998.  On July 12, 2011, (M&C C-24996) City Council authorized the execution of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the ATF for ongoing joint law enforcement operations.  The purpose of the task force is to collaborate on investigations affecting this geographic area. The MOA obligates the City of Fort Worth, through its Police Department, to assign officers to ATF task force investigations and joint operations on an as-needed basis.

Pursuant to the MOA, the City of Fort Worth is reimbursed for overtime salary costs and other costs, with prior ATF approval, including but not limited to travel, fuel, training, and equipment incurred by the Fort Worth Police Department in providing resources to assist the ATF in an amount of up to $19,000.00 per year for five years.  The MOA is a five-year agreement and will terminate at the close of business on September 30, 2022.  Indirect costs are not eligible for reimbursement.  The City of Fort Worth is not required to provide matching funds.

This contract will be with a governmental entity, state agency or public institution of higher education: United States Department of Justice.







 
FISCAL INFORMATION/CERTIFICATION:

The Director of Finance certifies that upon approval of the above recommendations and the adoption of the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget by the City Council to include the above referenced item, funds will be available in the Fiscal Year 2018 Operating Budget, as appropriated, of the Grants Operating Other Fund. Prior to expenditures being made, the Police Department has the responsibility to validate the availability of funds.

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Submitted for City Manager's Office by:
Valerie R. Washington (6192)
Originating Department Head:
Joel F. Fitzgerald (4231)
Additional Information Contact:
Carla L. Vasquez (2639)

 
 
ATTACHMENTS
  35ATFTF2018_35_AO_17.docx