Collier County
FL

Action Item
10499

Recommendation to endorse the United States Department of Justice and United States Department of Treasury combined Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification through September 30, 2020.

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Department:County Manager's OfficeSponsors:
Category:16.J Consent Agenda-Other Constitutionals

Executive Summary

Executive Summary

Recommendation to endorse the United States Department of Justice and United States Department of Treasury combined Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification through September 30, 2020.

 

OBJECTIVE:  To have the Collier County Commission endorse the United States Department of Justice and United States Department of Treasury combined Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification valid through September 30, 2020.

CONSIDERATION:  The Collier County Sheriff’s Office participates in joint investigations in which the Sheriff’s Office works with the United States Department of Justice and the United States Department of Treasury to enforce federal criminal laws.  Local law enforcement agencies that directly or indirectly participate in an investigation or prosecution that result in a federal forfeiture by these agencies may request an equitable share of the net proceeds of the forfeiture.  An Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification is required to be submitted annually.  The head of the law enforcement agency and the head of the governing body must approve the Collier County Sheriff’s Office to electronically file the Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification.  The Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification, valid through September 30, 2020, needs to be approved by the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners.                                               

FISCAL IMPACT:   Requested equitable share revenues will be accounted for separately in the Sheriff’s Office.  Funds will be used to supplement and not supplant Sheriff’s Office law enforcement purposes.  The fiscal year in which the revenues will be received depends on when a case is closed.  Total revenues to be received cannot be determined until cases are closed.

GROWTH MANAGEMENT:  Approval of this item will have no impact on growth management.

LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS:   This item has been reviewed by the County Attorney, is approved as to form and legality, and requires majority vote for approval.  -JAK

RECOMMENDATION:  That the Board of County Commissioners endorses the United States Department of Justice and United States Department of Treasury combined Federal Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification valid through September 30, 2020.

 

 

PREPARED BY: Stephanie Driscoll, Finance Director

APPROVED BY: Kevin J. Rambosk, Sheriff

 

DATE:  October 22, 2019

 

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