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File #: 120644.    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Staff Recommendation Status: Passed
File created: 12/13/2012 In control: City Manager
On agenda: 1/3/2013 Final action: 1/3/2013
Title: Memorandum of Agreement Combined Alachua Drug Enforcement Team (CADET) Initiative North Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (B) This is item is a request for City Commission approval of the Memorandum of Agreement for overtime reimbursement.
Attachments: 1. 120644_HIDTAMOU_20130103
Title
Memorandum of Agreement Combined Alachua Drug Enforcement Team (CADET) Initiative North Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (B)
 
This is item is a request for City Commission approval of the Memorandum of Agreement for overtime reimbursement.
 
Explanation
This request is to approve reimbursement from the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Program to the Gainesville Police Department.  This is subject to the availability of annually appropriated funds by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) for payment of personnel expenses (overtime).  As a member of the Alachua County Combined Drug Taskforce Unit, the Gainesville Police Department is eligible for reimbursement of funds from the HIDTA program that are expended for overtime.  The mission of the CADET Initiative shall be to pursue, disrupt and dismantle major drug organizations.
 
The HIDTA program provides financial assistance to assist law enforcement organizations with protracted multi-jurisdictional investigations.  Reimbursement of overtime costs will be at the rate of 1 ½ times of the hourly rate of the state/local officers, up to a maximum rate per fiscal year of $17,725.  The agreement will be in effect from January 1, 2013 until December 31, 2016 or until funding is no longer available.
 
Fiscal Note
The City will receive overtime reimbursements associated with the aforementioned.  This is for officers working on specific cases for HIDTA.
 
Recommendation
The City Commission: 1) authorize the City Manager to enter into the agreement subject to approval of the City Attorney as to form and legality; and 2) approve GPD to seek overtime reimbursement.
 



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