The Texas School Safety Center at Texas State University-San Marcos coordinates the Tobacco Enforcement Program (Program). The Program awards funds to local law enforcement agencies to conduct controlled buys and sting operations at tobacco permitted retail outlets. The controlled buys and sting operations are conducted in order to discourage retailers from selling tobacco products to minors. If the application is approved, Texas State University-San Marcos will provide the City of Fort Worth (City) an amount up to $120,000.00 to perform the sting operations.
Participation in the Program provides a significant benefit to the community. The Program provides the Fort Worth Police Department with additional opportunities to enforce laws regarding youth access to tobacco products. The City will receive an amount of $100.00 per sting operation. The amount received will offset a portion of the overtime and associated fringe benefits for the officers participating in the Program. The City will be responsible for costs associated with vehicle mileage, fuel, buy money and a stipend for minors participating in the Program. The City's expenses will be covered by various funding sources, including but not limited to general funds. Revenues have already been budgeted in the current fiscal year and will be budgeted in subsequent fiscal years in the General Fund.
Chapter 791 of the Texas Government Code provides authority for local government units to enter into Interlocal Agreements for the performance of governmental functions.
This contract will be with a government entity, state agency, or public institution: Texas State University-San Marcos.
This contract will service ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS
This contract will be with a governmental entity, state agency or public institution of higher education: Texas School Safety Center at Texas State University-San Marcos