Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Paul S. McCulla, County Administrator

April 9, 2009

Staff Lead:


Judith L. Risdon, Management Analyst

Office of Management and Budget


A Resolution Authorizing an Application for Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Grant Funding from the U.S. Department of Justice

Topic Description:

At the budget work session on March 26, 2009, the Board directed staff to complete and submit an application for stimulus funding through the Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant program.

It is proposed the application will request three (3) entry level positions to bolster community crime-prevention efforts and policing capacity.  One deputy would replace the position eliminated from the Sheriff’s FY 2010 budget; two would be additions to the current staffing level.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

If awarded, the COPS grant will provide entry level salaries and benefits for 36 months for each law enforcement officer approved under the terms of the grant.  Upon completion of the grant period, the County will be obligated to retain the officer(s) for a minimum of twelve (12) additional months at the County’s expense.  The FY 2009 cost of one entry level law enforcement officer (salary plus benefits) is approximately $50,000. 

The Sheriff indicates his office will be able to equip up to three positions with no additional outlay, utilizing equipment currently owned by the department.

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Sheriff’s Office

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