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File #: 32035    Version: 1 Name: MPD Total Station Grant
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/30/2013 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 12/3/2013 Final action: 12/3/2013
Enactment date: 12/5/2013 Enactment #: RES-13-00873
Title: Authorizing the City of Madison, through the Police Department, to accept a WDOT grant subaward from the Dane County Sheriff’s Office in the amount of $4,000 and to utilize these funds to purchase a crash site investigations total station.
Sponsors: Paul E. Skidmore
Fiscal Note
This $4,000 grant subaward will be accounted for in a segregated fund (SG18). The City will provide matching funds of $12,500 using available asset forfeiture funds (SG53). No appropriation is required.

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Authorizing the City of Madison, through the Police Department, to accept a WDOT grant subaward from the Dane County Sheriff’s Office in the amount of $4,000 and to utilize these funds to purchase a crash site investigations total station.

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WHEREAS, many traffic crashes are preventable crimes committed by persons engaged in reckless and possibly criminal behavior; and,

WHEREAS, the Dane County District Attorney’s Office has a dedicated prosecutor for crashes involving impaired/reckless/negligent driving injury or death or any other impaired driving offense; and,

WHEREAS, the Dane County District Attorney’s Office, working with the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, Victim/Witness Unit and Medical Examiner’s Office, along with the Madison Police Department and Wisconsin State Patrol, has developed a consistent and comprehensive response to these types of crashes to determine if criminal charges are warranted; and,

WHEREAS, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety, has awarded a FY2014 Dedicated Prosecutor safety grant to the Dane County Sheriff’s Office for traffic crash site investigations and prosecution; and,

WHEREAS, a key investigative tool for crash sites is a specialty surveyor transit “total station” that allows quick and precise measurements measurements (and also can be used for indoor and outdoor major crime site investigations); and,

WHEREAS, this total station will enable MPD to increase the quality and thoroughness of its crash site investigations; and,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Madison, through the Police Department, is authorized to accept this grant sub award from the Dane County Sheriff’s Office for $4,000; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Common Co...

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