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File #: 210314    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/15/2021 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 7/7/2021
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution authorizing the transfer of funds from the MPD Federal Forfeiture Revenue Contribution Account to the Police Department’s budget.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Indexes: BUDGET, POLICE DEPARTMENT
Attachments: 1. MPD Plan Letter, 2. Equity Impact Statement, 3. Hearing Notice List
Number
210314
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference

Sponsor
THE CHAIR

Title
Substitute resolution authorizing the transfer of funds from the MPD Federal Forfeiture Revenue Contribution Account to the Police Department’s budget.

Analysis
This resolution approves the transfer of $930,000 to the Police Department’s budget to fund items in accordance with the guidelines of the Asset Forfeiture Sharing Program. Items to be purchased with these funds include:

CATEGORY AMOUNT

Equipment and Supplies $200,000
Neighborhood Initiatives $100,000
MKE Urban Stables $175,000
Cameras $50,000
Technology $30,000
Traffic Enforcement $80,000
Specialized Patrol Division $200,000
Training $45,000
Administrative & Miscellaneous Expenses for Command $50,000

Total $930,000

Body
Whereas, The Federal government has established specific guidelines for expending funds received as a result of the Asset Forfeiture Sharing Program; and

Whereas, these guidelines state that “sharing will be withheld from any state or local law enforcement agency if the governing body or state or local law, regulation, or policy requires or directs (1) specific expenditures of shared funds”; and

Whereas, The Police Department currently has funds held in trust (Fund No. 0678) to increase or enhance law enforcement efforts in the City of Milwaukee; now therefore be it

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, that the City Comptroller is authorized to transfer up to $930,000 from the Police Department’s Federal Forfeiture Trust Fund (Account Number 0678-3310-R999-2021-662201), to the contribution/revenue account entitled Federal Forfeiture Contribution Revenue (Account Number 0001-3310-2021-985012); and, be it

Further Resolved, That upon transfer of these funds, the City Comptroller is authorized and directed to transfer $930,000 from the Federal Forfeiture Revenue Contribution Account to the Police Department’...

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