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File #: 15-245    Version: 1 Name: HIDTA GRANT HT-15-2538 WVDETF
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-15-2538 WITH THE CITY OF TUCSON FOR THE HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREA AND ACCEPT FUNDS FOR USE WITH THE WEST VALLEY DRUG ENFORCEMENT TASK FORCE Staff Contact: Debora Black, Police Chief
Attachments: 1. Resolution 4947, 2. Agreement - HIDTA WVDETF HT-15-2538
Title
AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO GRANT AGREEMENT HT-15-2538 WITH THE CITY OF TUCSON FOR THE HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREA AND ACCEPT FUNDS FOR USE WITH THE WEST VALLEY DRUG ENFORCEMENT TASK FORCE
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-15-2538 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 $68,000 to provide overtime and services funding for the West Valley Drug Enforcement Task Force (WVDETF) and execute all documents necessary to implement this program.
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Background

Glendale Police Department (GPD) has been accepting federal HIDTA grants distributed by the City of Tucson since 2011. The WVDETF has been given a HIDTA designation and the initiative is an extension of the United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Phoenix Task Force. GPD has partnered with DEA for more than two decades and recently entered into an intergovernmental agreement with DEA on September 9, 2014 to continue participation in the Phoenix Task Force, assigning two full-time detectives as part of a joint law enforcement operation. The detectives assigned gather and report intelligence data relating to trafficking in narcotics and dangerous drugs, conduct undercover operations where appropriate, and engage in other traditional methods of investigation. The intent of the joint effort is to suppress drug importation and sales.

By participating in the WVDETF initiative, additional GPD detectives have the opportunity to gain further training and experience with the interdiction of illicit drugs. This additional training and experience ultimately benefits GPD through more efficient and effective coordination of the investigation an...

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