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Item # D.
Catherine Hendrix, Police Department
Resolution No. (R)20-44, authorizing and approving a task force agreement between the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Town of Oro Valley for the participation of one (1) Oro Valley Police Officer in the Phoenix HIDTA Task Force
Staff recommends approval.
A request is being made to enter into an agreement with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for the participation of one (1) Oro Valley police officer in the DEA Phoenix Task Force (operating in Tucson).
BACKGROUND OR DETAILED INFORMATION:
On May 20, 2020, Resolution No. (R)20-17, authorizing and approving HIDTA Grant Agreement HT-20-2942 was approved, allowing the City of Tucson to serve as the fiduciary to administer financial oversight for the DEA.
If approved, this agreement will provide continued participation in these cooperative efforts to disrupt illicit drug trafficking in the state of Arizona, gather and report intelligence data related to drug trafficking and conduct undercover operations to allow for effective prosecution.
Additionally, this agreement will enhance our ability to identify, target and investigate consolidated and regional priority organization targets, as well as target and investigate major drug trafficking and money laundering organizations.
The related expenses are included in the adopted budget for FY 2020/21.
I MOVE to (approve or deny) Resolution No. (R)20-44, authorizing and approving a task force agreement between the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Town of Oro Valley for the participation of one (1) Oro Valley police officer detailed to the DEA Tucson HIDTA Task Force.
(R)20-44 DEA HIDTA Phoenix Task Force
DEA HIDTA Task Force Agreement
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