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File #: 50784    Version: 1 Name: 2018 WDOJ Beat Patrol Overitme grant $90,000
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/28/2018 In control: FINANCE COMMITTEE
On agenda: 3/20/2018 Final action: 3/20/2018
Enactment date: 3/23/2018 Enactment #: RES-18-00255
Title: Amending the 2018 Police Operating Budget and accepting a $90,000 Beat Patrol Overtime grant, if awarded, from the Wisconsin Department of Justice for a violence reduction initiative using overtime foot patrols
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution amends the 2018 Police Operating Budget and authorizes the acceptance of a $90,000 Beat Patrol Overtime grant, if awarded, from the Wisconsin Department of Justice. The grant funds overtime and related benefits for a violence reduction initiative using foot patrols. There is no City matching requirement and no impact on the levy.

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Amending the 2018 Police Operating Budget and accepting a $90,000 Beat Patrol Overtime grant, if awarded, from the Wisconsin Department of Justice for a violence reduction initiative using overtime foot patrols

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WHEREAS, the Wisconsin Department of Justice (WDOJ), through its Beat Patrol program under S.165.986 of Wisconsin Statutes, is providing overtime funds to support police personnel for community policing work or beat patrols targeting specific local crime issues; and,

WHEREAS, the funds are available to the ten communities with the highest rates of violent crime index offenses under the Uniform Crime Reporting system of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 2016; and,

WHEREAS, the City of Madison has the seventh highest violent crime rate in Wisconsin and thus is eligible for $90,000 in overtime funding; and,

WHEREAS, the Police Department will use the grant funds for a citywide safety initiative in 2018 that will increase foot patrols using the evidence-based Koper model approach that has been proven to reduce violent crime; and,

WHEREAS, in a three-month West District pilot project initiative last year using the Koper technique, violent crime and shots fired were significantly reduced in hot spot areas.

NOW, THEREFORE IT BE RESOLVED, that the City approve acceptance of the Beat Patrol Overtime grant upon award for overtime foot patrols.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the 2018 Police Operating Budget be amended upon award by up to $90,000 in overtime and benefit expenses, offset by revenue of up to $90,000.

BE IT STILL FURTHER RESOLVED, that a budget amendment appropria...

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