M&C Review


COUNCIL ACTION:  Approved on 12/4/2018 - Ordinance No. 23489-12-2018

DATE: 12/4/2018 REFERENCE NO.: **C-28946 LOG NAME: 35FY2019DEATACDIV
CODE: C TYPE: CONSENT PUBLIC HEARING: NO
SUBJECT:  

Authorize Execution of Agreement with the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, to Participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration Tactical Diversion Group Task Force, Authorize Acceptance of Reimbursement Funds in an Amount of $18,343.75, Authorize Execution of Asset Forfeiture Sharing Agreement and Adopt Appropriation Ordinance (ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS)


RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the City Council:

1.  Authorize the execution of Agreement with the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, to participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration Tactical Diversion Group Task Force;

2.  Authorize the execution of an Asset Forfeiture Sharing Agreement governing the Task Force's equitable sharing requests and participation in the United States Department of Justice Equitable Sharing Program;

3.  Authorize the acceptance of reimbursement funds in an amount of $18,343.75; and

4.  Adopt the attached ordinance increasing estimated receipts and appropriations in the Grants Operating Other Fund in an amount of $18,343.75 upon execution of the Agreement.

 
DISCUSSION:

The Fort Worth Police Department has had an ongoing working relationship with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for the past several years and is looking to be part of the DEA Tactical Diversion Group Task Force (Task Force). The Fort Worth Police officer assigned to this Task Force will perform activities and duties such as investigating individuals and/or organizations involved in diversionary schemes, investigating and reporting intelligence data relating to trafficking of controlled pharmaceuticals, conducting undercover operations, and engaging in other traditional methods of investigations.

There will be one officer assigned to the Task Force. Pursuant to the agreement, the DEA will reimburse the City of Fort Worth for the officer's overtime expenses. Indirect costs are not eligible for reimbursement. No matching funds are required.  

This Grant serves all Council Districts.

This contract will be with a governmental entity, state agency or public institution of higher education: Drug Enforcement Administration

 
FISCAL INFORMATION/CERTIFICATION:

The Director of Finance certifies that upon approval of the above recommendation, receipt of funding, and adoption of the attached appropriation ordinance, funds will be available in the current operating budget, as appropriated, of the Grants Operating Other Fund. This is a reimbursement grant. The Police Department is responsible for requesting all reimbursement.

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Submitted for City Manager's Office by:
Jay Chapa (5804)
Originating Department Head:
Joel F. Fitzgerald (4231)
Additional Information Contact:
Blessed Tsada (4217)

 
 
ATTACHMENTS
  35FY2019DEATACDIV 21003 AO19.docx