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File #: 34436    Version: 1 Name: 2014 COPS Hiring Grant ($375,000) for 3 Officers for a Community Policing Outreach Unit
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-14-00507
Title: Authorizing the Madison Police Department to apply for and accept a FY2014 COPS Hiring grant of $375,000 for the purpose of hiring three police officers for a new Community Policing Outreach Unit to reduce arrest racial disparity and improve trust and perception of fairness through procedural justice, community outreach and problem solving, especially involving youth of color
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin
Fiscal Note
The COPS Hiring grant would pay 48% of the salary and fringe benefit costs of 3 entry-level police officers for 3 years for a total of $375,000. The City's personnel cost over the 3-year grant period is estimated to be $408,955. For 2014, the positions would begin with the Fall Academy in September and cost the City $19,504. The City would also spend $24,840 for initial issue uniforms, equipment and supplies for a total 2014 cost of $44,344. Funding is not included in the 2014 operating budget. If the grant is awarded, an additional appropriation may be needed as part of the annual year-end resolution.

The terms of the grant would require the City to maintain its authorized strength for the 3 grant years plus 1 additional year. Total estimated City costs for 2015-2017 are $499,221 and would need to be included in the Department’s operating budget.

$444,691 Personnel (2015 = $92,611; 2016 = $142,256; 2017 = $209,824)
(2017 includes partial year with no grant funding)
50,000 2 Vehicles (2015)
4,530 Office Setup (2015)
$499,221

The personnel costs above include a new upgraded sergeant position to be created in 2015, resulting in an incremental total City cost of $54,852 for 2015-2017.

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Authorizing the Madison Police Department to apply for and accept a FY2014 COPS Hiring grant of $375,000 for the purpose of hiring three police officers for a new Community Policing Outreach Unit to reduce arrest racial disparity and improve trust and perception of fairness through procedural justice, community outreach and problem solving, especially involving youth of color

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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 to hire law enforcement personnel in an effort to increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts, with a special focus on addressing trust problems and school safety; and,

WHEREAS, these gr...

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