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  ITEM 26.       
Meeting Date: 10/13/2020  
Submitted For: Chris Briggs
Department: Police  

Subject
RESOLUTION NO. R20-129
 
A RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GLENDALE, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA, AUTHORIZING THE ENTERING INTO OF A SUB-RECIPIENT AGREEMENT (NO. 20-AZDOHS-HSGP-200206-01) WITH THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE AND EXPENDITURE OF THE STATE HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM AWARD IN THE APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF $43,600 FOR THE GLENDALE POLICE MASS GATHERING – VEHICLE BARRIER PROTECTION 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 Sub-Recipient Agreement 20-AZDOHS-HSGP-200206-01 with the Arizona Department of Homeland Security (DOHS) and accept a State Homeland Security Grant Program award in the approximate amount of $43,600 for the Glendale Police Department Vehicle Barrier Protection Project.
Background
Since 1999, the City of Glendale has been able to leverage city funds with grant funds to enhance first responder preparedness.  Grant funds have been used to purchase safety equipment to protect first responders, specialized equipment for technical operations, equipment to enhance communication efforts, preparedness training, and to enhance prevention and intervention programs.  The Glendale Police Department is consistently developing operation plans for safety and security as part of emergency management.  Assessing vulnerability, preventing attacks, and protecting the public are key objectives.  Glendale is a destination city that hosts numerous local, national, and international events, which include large crowds that are often placed into small geographic areas.  The Police Department currently has a portable vehicle barrier system to securely close off pedestrian areas in order to reduce or eliminate the risk of vehicle attacks. The current vehicle barrier system allows for a standard special event area to be protected; however, an additional barrier system would allow for enhancement to the current capability.

In February 2020, the Glendale Police Department submitted a State Homeland Security grant application for consideration to the Arizona DOHS with a program initiative of Arizona infrastructure protection, implementing the National Infrastructure Protection Plan, which is a document called for by the Homeland Security Presidential Directive.  In September 2020, the Police Department was notified that the project titled "Glendale Police Mass Gathering - Vehicle Barrier Protection Project" had been fully funded in the amount of $43,600.  The grant performance period is October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021, and if approved the grant funds will be used to purchase equipment that will enhance the current vehicle barrier system capabilities.  
Analysis
If Council approves the requested action, a portion of the grant funding will be utilized to purchase 10 portable vehicle barrier systems, and the remaining funds will be used to purchase a towing trailer to store and move the barrier systems to event sites.  Purchasing 10 vehicle barrier systems allows for a standard special event area to be protected; however, the new barriers may be combined with the current vehicle barrier system to enhance capability.  The vehicle barrier system consists of steel barriers, chain, and a cart for movement.  The portability of the vehicle barrier system is unique and allows for strategic placement at different locations throughout the City.  Additionally, as part of the Glendale Police Department's active participation in the Terrorism Liaison Officer Program, working across all jurisdictions to assist with a multitude of events, situations, and incidents, the barrier system would be made available to the entire region.  

Without this grant, the cost for additional vehicle barrier systems would require funding through the Police Department's operating budget, which may create hardship when prioritizing funding for projects based upon law enforcement needs and budget availability.  There is no financial match required for this grant and a specific account will be set up in 2160, the City's grant fund, once the agreement is fully executed.  Staff is requesting Council adopt the proposed resolution, and upon approval, Council also authorizes expenditure of the grant funds. 
Previous Related Council Action
On April 23, 2019, Council adopted a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into Sub-Recipient Agreement 170215-01 with the Arizona DOHS and accept a State Homeland Security Grant Program award in the approximate amount of $40,100 for the "Glendale Police Special Event Vehicle Barriers" Project.
Community Benefit/Public Involvement
The Glendale Police Department is committed to emergency management and first responder preparedness in its continued mission to protect the lives and property of the people it serves.  This grant funding will allow the Police Department to purchase equipment to assist with keeping the public safe, while reducing the risk of dangerous incidents occurring in the City during special events. 
Attachments
R20-129
Agreement - AZDOHS 20-AZDOHS-HSGP-200206-01


    

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