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  ITEM 24.       
Meeting Date: 10/13/2020  
Submitted For: Chris Briggs
Department: Police  

Subject
RESOLUTION NO. R20-127
 
A RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GLENDALE, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA, AUTHORIZING THE ENTERING INTO OF A HIGHWAY SAFETY CONTRACT (NO. 2021-AI-005) WITH THE ARIZONA GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF HIGHWAY SAFETY AND AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE AND EXPENDITURE OF THE GRANT AWARD IN THE APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF $36,228 FOR PROFESSIONAL AND OUTSIDE SERVICES, MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES, AND CAPITAL OUTLAY FOR THE GLENDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION PROJECT.
Presented by: Chris Briggs, Police Chief
Purpose and Recommended Action
This is a request for City Council to waive reading beyond the title and adopt a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into Highway Safety Contract 2021-AI-005 with the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) and accept Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2021 grant funding in the approximate amount of $36,228 for the Glendale Police Department Accident Investigation Project.
Background
Since 1995, the Glendale Police Department has been receiving Arizona GOHS grant funds for use in the enforcement and investigation of traffic, seatbelt, and DUI violations and investigations, along with the purchase of equipment and training.  The Police Department submits highway safety project proposals annually to the Arizona GOHS for FFY funding.  The proposals are carefully considered by an evaluation team at the Arizona GOHS who reviews agency performance, program priority area, problem identification, supporting fiscal/data documentation, consistency of reporting, and available funding levels. 

In March 2020, the Glendale Police Department completed a law enforcement project grant application and submitted a proposal to the Arizona GOHS for FFY 2021 funding for the Accident Investigation Project.  In August 2020, the Police Department was notified the review of proposals had been completed, funding would be awarded for the project, and a contract would be received soon.  In September 2020, Highway Safety Contract 2021-AI-005 was sent to the Police Department identifying a grant award in the amount of $36,228.  The grant period is October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021, and if approved the grant funds will be used to support professional and outside services, materials and supplies, and capital outlay to enhance accident investigation throughout the City of Glendale.  
Analysis
If Council approves the requested action, a portion of the grant funds will be utilized to support professional and outside service costs, providing for the ongoing expenses associated with advanced accident investigation training courses.  Grant funds will also support the material and supply costs involved with the purchase of a cable and case for the CDR 900 (dash cam).  Lastly, grant funding will support the purchase of capital outlay, which includes an unmanned aerial system (drone) and associated equipment.  These items will assist with conducting thorough investigations and gathering vital information.  The Police Department is dedicated to providing complete and professional investigation of traffic collisions, including quality reconstructions and expert testimony in court.   The Police Department has five (5) Vehicular Crimes Detectives who investigate hit-and-run, serious injury, and fatal collisions, as well as six (6) Community Service Officers who investigate non-injury and minor injury collisions. 

Without these grant funds, the City would be responsible for the associated expenses for the project, or the project may be eliminated.  There is no financial match required for this grant and a specific project account will be set up in 2160, the City's grant fund, once the contract is fully executed.  Staff is requesting Council adopt the proposed resolution, and upon approval, also authorizes expenditure of the grant funds.
Previous Related Council Action
On September 24, 2019, Council adopted a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a Highway Safety Contract with the Arizona GOHS and accept grant funding in the approximate amount of $19,325 for the Glendale Police Department Accident Investigation Project.
Community Benefit/Public Involvement
In its ongoing commitment to protect the lives and property of the people it serves, the Police Department works to provide the best service possible when traffic accidents occur.  Grant funding allows for training and equipment that enhances investigators' proficiency and accuracy, in order to continue providing competent and professional service to those involved in traffic collisions on City roadways.
Attachments
R20-127
Contract - AZGOHS HSC 2021-AI-005


    

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