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Sparks City Council Meeting 10/13/2014

General Business: 9.1

Title: Consideration and possible acceptance of a Traffic Safety Grant to participate in the State of Nevada Office of Traffic Safety 2015 Joining Forces program.
Petitioner/Presenter: Police Department/Chief Allen
Recommendation: Approve and accept the $100,000.00 grant to participate in the 2015 Joining Forces program
Financial Impact: N/A
Business Impact (Per NRS 237):
    
A Business Impact Statement is not required because this is not a rule.
Agenda Item Brief:

The State of Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety has offered the Sparks Police Department a grant in the amount of $100,000.00 to pay officer overtime costs to allow the Sparks Police Department to participate in the 2015 Joining Forces program. This program includes 16 special traffic enforcement events over the course of the Federal Fiscal Year concluding in September 2015.



Background:

For the past 11 years the Sparks Police Department has participated in the State of Nevada Office of Traffic Safety's Joining Forces program. This national award winning program focuses all of the State's participating law enforcement agencies on the same type of violation during the same period of time. Along with paid media advertising, each event is intended to raise public awareness and education about hazardous crash causing driving behaviors that contribute to the fatal crashes in our state. Often these programs coincide with a national event i.e. "Click-it or Ticket" or "You Drink, You Drive You Lose". This program has been credited with making a substantial contribution to the dramatic decrease in the fatal crash rate the State has enjoyed for the past several years.



Analysis:

The $100,000.00 grant will pay for over 1,900 hours of officer overtime to conduct targeted traffic enforcement.



Alternatives:

The City can reject the grant and seek funding elsewhere.



Recommended Motion:

Approve and accept the $100,000.00 grant from the State of Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety to participate in the 2015 Joining Forces program.



Attached Files:
     Agreement.pdf

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