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Sparks City Council Meeting 5/26/2020 2:00:00 PM

Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/92302995013
Meeting Dial-in #: 1-669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 923 0299 5013

General Business: 9.5

Title: Consideration, discussion, and possible approval to submit an application for the Office of Criminal Justice Assistance (OCJA) 2020 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) to purchase investigative equipment, approximately $84,000.
Petitioner/Presenter: Pete Krall, Chief of Police/Pete Krall, Chief of Police
Recommendation: Approval to complete and submit an application for the Office of Criminal Justice Assistance (OCJA) 2020 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) to purchase investigative equipment.
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 purchase of the Ocean Systems tower and training, Talino Forensic Workstation, and a Laser Scanning System would provide investigators the necessary technology, tools, and training to obtain and document crucial evidentiary data necessary for the successful investigation and prosecution of criminal cases. The City of Sparks Police Department has identified the OCJA 2020 JAG as an opportunity to fully fund the purchase of the above listed equipment if awarded, without any fund-matching obligation from the City. The approximate cost of the equipment is $84,000.



Background:

The Sparks Police Department is seeking approval to complete and submit an application for the OCJA 2020 JAG that would allow the department to fund the purchase of the following equipment: an Ocean Systems tower and training for the processing, enhancing and storing of video evidence; a Talino Forensic Workstation capable of being used for myriad forensics applications as well as cellular tower/GPS mapping; a  Laser Scanning System for the investigation of serious and fatal traffic accidents.



Analysis:

The Ocean Systems and Talino Forensic Workstation and training would update electronic forensics systems currently in place while additionally providing the most current training available to capture critical forensic and cellular data as well as video evidence necessary for the successful investigation and prosecution of criminal cases. A Laser Scanning system would provide members of the Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T) the ability to accurately capture two and three dimensional scene data from major, often fatal accidents, that is vital in the documentation, storage, and recreation of accident scenes for criminal prosecution. The approximate total cost of the equipment is $84,000, all of which would be funded by the OCJA 2020 JAG if awarded. The deadline to apply for this grant is May 29, 2020.



Alternatives:
  1. Council may approval the submission of an application for the OCJA 2020 JAG.
  1. Council may deny submission of an application for the OCJA 2020 JAG and provide direction to the City Manager.


Recommended Motion:

I move to direct the Sparks Police Department to submit an application for the OCJA 2020 JAG Grant in the amount of approximately $84,000, for the purchase of the Ocean Systems Tower and training, the Talino Forensic Workstation, and a Laser Scanning System.



Attached Files:
     OCJA 2020 JAG Standard Assurances.pdf

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