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File #: 41164    Version: 1 Name: Accepting donations to the Police Department 2016
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/18/2015 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 1/19/2016 Final action: 1/19/2016
Enactment date: 1/22/2016 Enactment #: RES-16-00057
Title: Authorizing the Madison Police Department to accept donations for Canine, Mounted, Community Outreach (including youth programming), Honor Guard, Training Center and other police initiatives, to utilize those donated services, goods or funds for such efforts, and to report such donations to the Board of Estimates annually
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin
Fiscal Note
There is no impact on the levy by accepting and utilizing these donations.

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Authorizing the Madison Police Department to accept donations for Canine, Mounted, Community Outreach (including youth programming), Honor Guard, Training Center and other police initiatives, to utilize those donated services, goods or funds for such efforts, and to report such donations to the Board of Estimates annually

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[WHEREAS the Madison Police Department constantly strives to engage the community and build trust with residents through partnerships, relationship building, community meetings and hundreds of daily contacts; and,

WHEREAS the results of these ongoing endeavors can result in donated services and good and contributions from partners seeking to improve public safety in our community; and,

WHEREAS, the annual Police Operating Budget includes revenue from contributions; and,

WHEREAS, from time to time, individuals, corporations and organizations wish to make donations for specific law enforcement purposes, such as the MPD Canine, Mounted, Community Outreach (including youth programming), Honor Guard and Training Center units and sections, and other law enforcement initiatives; and,

WHEREAS, under MGO 4.29, Affiliated Organizations and others may raise and contribute funds specifically for such MPD initiatives.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Madison Police Department is authorized to accept funds and in-kind donations for Canine, Mounted, Community Outreach (including youth programming), Honor Guard, Training Center and other law enforcement initiatives.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that in-kind donations and funds collected through these sources will be utilized for Canine, Mounted, Community Outreach (including youth programming), Honor Guard, Training Center and other law enforcement purposes.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Department will report to the Board of Estimates on or before March 31 each year on the amount and types of gifts...

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