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File #: 34437    Version: 1 Name: 2014 COPS Community Policing Development Grant $100,000
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/10/2014 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 7/1/2014 Final action: 7/1/2014
Enactment date: 7/2/2014 Enactment #: RES-14-00510
Title: Authorizing the Madison Police Department to apply for and accept a FY2014 COPS Community Policing Development grant of $100,000 for the purpose of enhancing community policing outreach through expanded youth programming and hiring a civilian community resources coordinator to reduce arrest racial disparity and improve trust and perception of fairness through partnerships, organizational transformation and problem solving
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin
Fiscal Note
If awarded, this COPS Community Policing Development grant will pay 50% of the salary and fringe benefit costs of a new 1.0 FTE civilian community resources coordinator in 2015 and 2016. It will also fund office equipment, training and supplies for youth outreach programming. The remaining 50% of the position for 2015 will be paid through the 2014 Justice Assistance (JAG) grant (see ID No. 34188). There would be no cost to the City in 2015, but levy funding may be requested for 2016 for the remaining 50% of the position. This grant will be accounted for in a special revenue fund (SG35).

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Authorizing the Madison Police Department to apply for and accept a FY2014 COPS Community Policing Development grant of $100,000 for the purpose of enhancing community policing outreach through expanded youth programming and hiring a civilian community resources coordinator to reduce arrest racial disparity and improve trust and perception of fairness through partnerships, organizational transformation and problem solving

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WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (the COPS Office) has issued a solicitation for grant applications for innovative community policing programs with a special focus on building trust with communities of color; and,

WHEREAS, the Madison Police Department plans to submit a request for funding a 0.50 FTE civilian community resources coordinator position for two years under the terms of this grant; and,

WHEREAS, this position will be part of a Department-wide initiative to build relationships with youth, especially middle school age children, to foster mutual trust and positive and productive police interactions, resolve conflicts to prevent youth from resorting to violence, and to explain the criminal justice system to youth; and,

WHEREAS, the Department plans to expand and coordinate programs to divert youth from the criminal justice system, such as youth academies, an Explorer p...

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