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File #: 15-244    Version: 1 Name: HIDTA GRANT HT-15-2537 AZWANTED
Type: Consent Resolutions Status: Passed
File created: 3/25/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/14/2015 Final action: 4/14/2015
Title: AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO GRANT AGREEMENT HT-15-2537 WITH THE CITY OF TUCSON FOR THE HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREA AND ACCEPT FUNDS FOR USE WITH THE ARIZONA WARRANT APPREHENSION NETWORK AND TACTICAL ENFORCEMENT DETAIL Staff Contact: Debora Black, Police Chief
Attachments: 1. Resolution 4946, 2. Agreement - HIDTA AZWANTED HT-15-2537
Title
AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO GRANT AGREEMENT HT-15-2537 WITH THE CITY OF TUCSON FOR THE HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREA AND ACCEPT FUNDS FOR USE WITH THE ARIZONA WARRANT APPREHENSION NETWORK AND TACTICAL ENFORCEMENT DETAIL
Staff Contact: Debora Black, Police Chief
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Purpose and Recommended Action
Recommendation

This is a request for City Council to waive reading beyond the title and adopt a resolution authorizing the entering into of grant agreement HT-15-2537 with the City of Tucson for the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) and authorize the City Manager or designee to accept funds in the amount of $40,000 to provide overtime funding for the Arizona Warrant Apprehension Network and Tactical Enforcement Detail (AZWANTED) and execute all documents necessary to implement this program.dy
Background

Glendale Police Department (GPD) has been accepting federal HIDTA grants distributed by the City of Tucson since 2011. The AZWANTED initiative is an extension of the United States Marshals Service (USMS) Violent Offender Task Force. GPD entered into a memorandum of understanding with USMS on March 8, 2011 to join the Task Force and assigned one full-time detective as part of a joint law enforcement operation. The detective assigned investigates and arrests persons who have active state and federal warrants. The intent of the joint effort is to apprehend local, state, and federal fugitives.

By participating in the AZWANTED initiative, additional GPD detectives have the opportunity to gain further training and experience in warrant apprehension. This additional training and experience ultimately benefits GPD through more efficient and effective coordination of the investigations and apprehensions of dangerous and wanted felons who reside and/or have committed violent crimes in the City of Glendale. The HIDTA grants are awarded yearly and allow continued overtime funding for the detectives working with designated Task Forces...

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