Grant: $287,969 - Department of Justice - Jul. 2, 2009
0% voted satisfied - 100% voted not satisfied - 2 vote(s) cast
Award Description: The Adams County Sheriff?s Office, on behalf of Adams County, requested JAG monies to support multiple projects within the agency as well as two multi-jurisdictional task forces in which this agency is involved. With current budget constraints and reduced funding resources, the intention is to supply financial assistance for several areas of need. These areas include the North Metro Task Force and Metro Gang Task Force, Sheriff?s Law Enforcement Academy, Victim Notification System, Community Resource Team, and upgraded equipment for the Records Management System. Monies requested for the Metro Gang Task Force and North Metro Task Force are specifically to support shortfalls in funding sources and will be directly passed on to those entities. Agreements will be signed with the commanders of each task force who will then provide documentation regarding the specific contract salaries and operating expenses covered by JAG dollars for the period designated. The Victim Notification system is a result of changes in Colorado law and would be considered an unfunded mandate. Monies will be used to directly pay the Sheriff?s Office costs related to the newly acquired system which ultimately fulfills the Victims? Rights responsibility and reduces the funding liability for the local government. The Sheriff?s Law Enforcement Academy trains officers for Colorado POST certification and budgetary constraints make funding of mandatory technology equipment difficult. Replacing the computers used by cadets would be a single purchase documented at the time of receipt. The Community Resource Team began with the goal of reducing crime in Adams County. Its success is documented and declining budgets will have a direct effect on the team?s ability to continue or expand its programs, or purchase necessary equipment and supplies. Monies will be used to purchase new equipment not presently funded in the operating budget. Lastly, the I/LEADS system in the Patrol vehicles allows deputies direct access to integrated police records management. In order to operate effectively, some older computer equipment must be replaced. This would be a one time, direct purchase which has not been funded through the budget process. All of the projects to be supported through JAG monies will reduce the financial impact on the local County government and monies are able to be expended within a one-year time frame. All payments/purchases will be coordinated through the Sheriff?s Office Finance Section and documentation for accurate financial reporting will be maintained for future audit purposes.
Project Description: The overall project relates to multiple activity areas. Due to the timeline of the award, the only monies expended in the 3rd quarter 2009 were for a portion of the equipment to enhance the efforts of the Community Resource Team, Crime Prevention Unit. We purchased two Optima Projectors/accessories plus screen and tripod and the case/hard drive for the laptop. These will be used for various community, business and school presentations related to proactive crime prevention and graffiti problems. Other equipment is on order but was not received or paid by 9/30/09. Monies to be allocated to the Metro Gang and North Metro Drug Task Forces will be reported in the fourth quarter although all programmatic information will need to be compiled over a longer period of time. Phase One of the Victim Notification System is scheduled to be handled through the County Sheriff's of Colorado organization based on Adams County's percentage of total jail beds in the State. We anticipate being invoiced for this prior to 12/31/09. Once we receive all of the equipment to be purchased, we will be able to provide more specific data regarding the anticipated schedule for use and deployment of those items.
Jobs Summary: N/A (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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