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File #: 44720    Version: 1 Name: 2016 COPS Community Policing Development grant award - $37,880
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/10/2016 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 11/1/2016 Final action: 11/1/2016
Enactment date: 11/2/2016 Enactment #: RES-16-00806
Title: Authorizing the Mayor and Chief of Police to accept a $37,880 USDOJ COPS Community Policing Development grant award for the Madison Police Department's South Madison Police-Community Advisory Board pilot program; and amend budgets accordingly.
Sponsors: Sheri Carter, Shiva Bidar, Sara Eskrich
Fiscal Note
This new one-year grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice Community Policing Development program, provides funding to support activities of the South Madison Police-Community Advisory Board pilot program. A MPD Captain and Neighborhood Officers will be involved in the program as part of their regular outreach duties. There is no impact on the levy.

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Authorizing the Mayor and Chief of Police to accept a $37,880 USDOJ COPS Community Policing Development grant award for the Madison Police Department's South Madison Police-Community Advisory Board pilot program; and amend budgets accordingly.

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WHEREAS, the U.S. Department Of Justice Community-Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office's Community Policing Development (CPD) grant program advances the practice of community policing in law enforcement agencies through training and technical assistance, the development of innovative community policing strategies, applied research, guidebooks, and best practices that are national in scope; and

WHEREAS, the COPS CPD Microgrant Initiative is a seed grant program for law enforcement agencies, funding innovative ideas where relatively small amounts of funding are required to carry out self-contained or demonstration projects; and

WHEREAS, the Madison Police Department has applied for and been awarded a COPS Microgrant Initiative grant for "Building Trust through the South Madison Police-Community Advisory Board" to assist in developing crime prevention strategies and agency policies, as well as provide input on policing issues which will improve trust and perceptions of fairness through transparency, community outreach and problem solving; and

WHEREAS, the Department identified just this process in its 2016 Current Status & Plan for 21st Century Policing Report of MPD Efforts in Relation to the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing; and

WHEREAS, the key strategy will be building relationships with residents in South Madison,...

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