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1999-44 Purchase Analyzer with Police Forfeiture Funds RESOLUTION NO. 99-44 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PARKLAND, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE USE OF $2,000.00 FROM THE POLICE FORFEITURE FUND TO BE UTILIZED TOWARD THE PURCHASE OF AN ANALYZER IN CONJUNCTION WITH BROWARD COUNTY. WHEREAS, the Public Safety Director and the City Manager recommend that $2000.00 from the Police Forfeiture Fund be utilized toward the purchase of an analyzer together with the Broward County Sheriff, the County Commissioners and other Broward County local communities. WHEREAS, it is the opinion of the City Commission that said expenditure is an appropriate law enforcement expenditure and will aid the City in proper enforcement of the laws. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PARKLAND, FLORIDA: Section 1. That the City Manager is authorized to expend $2000.00 from the Police Forfeiture Funds Account for the purchase of an analyzer. Section 2. That this Resolution shall become in full force and effect immediately upon its passage and adoption. PASSED AND ADOPTED THIS 6 DAY OF October , 1999. CITY OF PARKLAND, FLORIDA SALR~ A~~ HELENLYNOT ,CMC/AAE CITY CLERK P~rk/~nb PHb/ic S~fetJf Dep~rlmmf 6S'DD "Parksib~ Driv~ "Parklal1b. floriba 33067 (9"4) 7S'3-S'DS'D fax 7S'3-4S'29 ~~ % MEMO TO: Harry Mertz, City Manager FROM: Steven List, Director of Public Safety SUBJECT: Use of Confiscation Funds DATE: September 22, 1999 The Broward County Chiefs of Police Association is attempting to raise funds to purchase an analyzer that will test the blood alcohol content of an individual in a timely manner. The analyzer currently in use by the Broward County Crime Lab takes Vlteeks to process the blood. This delay has created problems with the timely filing of charges against individuals who have been involved in serious injury or fatal vehicle crashes. The cost of a state of the art analyzer is $250,000. The Sheriff has committed $100,000 ,and the County Commissioners have committed $75,000 toward the purchase. The Chiefs Association is attempting to raise to raise the remaining $75,000 and is asking each community for assistance. Cities have pledged money based on their population and the number of times per year they would utilize the unit. Ft. Lauderdale pledged $7,500 and several agencies have each pledged $5,000. Our agency averages 3-5 incidents per year that requires this technology. This number will increase as the City continues to grow. We respectfully request $2,000 from the Confiscation Fund be encumbered as our contribution toward the purchase of the analyzer. The fund has a current balance of $7,354.