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    7. 15.    
Regular City Council Meeting
Meeting Date: 12/01/2020  

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Agenda Item
Resolution - Police: Consider a resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute an interlocal agreement with Lubbock County, Texas, allocating and transferring 50% of the City’s Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) award under the FY2020 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Grant Program, to Lubbock County, in order to fund the Lubbock County Joint Enforcement Initiative.
Item Summary
Accept $176,856 from the United States Department of Justice for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant to fund the Lubbock County Joint Enforcement Initiative Program.  The City of Lubbock and Lubbock County are each eligible to receive funding and agree to share the grant equally, with each receiving $88,428.  The Lubbock Police Department (LPD) will manage the grant.
                                                                                                         
If awarded, approximately 40% will be used to purchase new electronic headsets for the LPD Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team. Approximately 28% of the funds will be utilized to continue outfitting all sworn LPD officers with appropriate crowd control equipment.  Approximately 27% will be used to purchase new traffic radars for the LPD Motors Unit.  The remaining 5% will be used to purchase a suite of multimedia equipment for the LPD Public Information Unit.
Fiscal Impact
The City’s portion of the grant is $88,428, and it does not require a local match.
Staff/Board Recommending
Floyd Mitchell, Chief of Police

Attachments
Resolution
Interlocal Agreement
FY2020 JAG Program Narrative
FY2020 JAG Budget Narrative
FY2020 JAG Budget Detail

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