Tompkins County
New York

Resolution
2017-17

Authorization to Accept Police Protective Equipment Program (PPEP) Grant from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) - Sheriff's Office

Information

Department:Sheriff's DepartmentSponsors:
Category:GrantsFunctions:Fiscal Target Impact, Public Safety

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. DCJS Appendix 2016-17 PPEP Funding

Resolution/Document Body

WHEREAS, the Sheriff’s Office has been awarded funding through the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Office of Program Development and Funding in the amount of $36,893 (PP16-1312-D00) for the contract period of January 1, 2017, to December 31, 2017, to equip local police agencies with protective equipment, and

 

WHEREAS, these funds will be used to and will provide the greatest level of protection and effectiveness in our efforts to combat active-shooter incidents, terrorist attacks, and other criminal events through the purchase of ballistic vests and DCJS-approved patrol rifles, now therefore be it

 

RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Public Safety Committee, That Tompkins County accept these grant funds for the purpose of procuring the aforementioned protective equipment,

 

RESOLVED, further, That the Finance Director be and hereby is authorized to make the following budget adjustments for 2017:

 

REVENUE:                            3113.44389              (Other Public Safety Revenue)                            $36,893

APPROPRIATION:              3113.52220              (Departmental Equipment)                            $36,893

SEQR ACTION:  TYPE II-20

 

Meeting History

Feb 7, 2017 5:00 PM  Public Safety Committee Special Meeting

In response to a question concerning the vests being purchased, Mr. Lansing said the vests will not replace what officers are currently wearing. The new vests will be kept in police vehicles and used for certain situations such as an active-shooter incident.

Ms. Robertson asked about the status of the body cameras. Mr. Robison said training will be taking place on March 6th and they are reviewing the policy with the Sergeants now. The new employee hired for this program will begin in early March.

RESULT:RECOMMENDED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:James Dennis, Member
SECONDER:Anna Kelles, Member
AYES:Rich John, Peter Stein, James Dennis, Anna Kelles, Martha Robertson
Feb 7, 2017 5:30 PM Media Tompkins County Legislature Regular Meeting
RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Glenn Morey, Member
SECONDER:Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Member
AYES:Will Burbank, Carol Chock, James Dennis, Rich John, Anna Kelles, Dooley Kiefer, Daniel Klein, Michael Lane, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Martha Robertson, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Michael Sigler, Peter Stein