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File #: 18-2952    Version: 1 Name: Resolution - A Resolution Establishing the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 State Asset Forfeiture Budget for the Mansfield Police Department for Funds Received from the Sale of Assets Seized and Cash Seized in Certain Law Enforcement Activities in which the Departm
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/31/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/12/2018 Final action: 11/12/2018
Title: Resolution - A Resolution Establishing the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 State Asset Forfeiture Budget for the Mansfield Police Department for Funds Received from the Sale of Assets Seized and Cash Seized in Certain Law Enforcement Activities in which the Department has Participated Solely or Assisted State Law Enforcement Agencies and which a Budget is now Required by Chapter 59 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure to be Adopted by the Governing Body of the Police Department
Sponsors: Clayton Chandler, Tracy Aaron
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. Budget

Title

Resolution - A Resolution Establishing the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 State Asset Forfeiture Budget for the Mansfield Police Department for Funds Received from the Sale of Assets Seized and Cash Seized in Certain Law Enforcement Activities in which the Department has Participated Solely or Assisted State Law Enforcement Agencies and which a Budget is now Required by Chapter 59 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure to be Adopted by the Governing Body of the Police Department

Requested Action

Approval of Resolution

Recommendation

Approval of Resolution

Description/History

The Mansfield Police Department receives funds from the sale of assets seized and cash seized in certain law enforcement activities in which the department has assisted state law enforcement agencies.  The process for liquidating and distributing seized assets is commonly called “asset forfeiture”, and each asset received by the department is considered an “awarded asset”.  The state asset forfeiture program is authorized by Chapter 59 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.  This chapter also now requires that the annual budget be submitted to the governing body (Mayor and Council) for adoption.

Justification

Required by Chapter 59 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.

Funding Source

Funds received from the sale of assets seized and cash seized in certain law enforcement activities in which the police department has participated solely or assisted state law enforcement agencies.  Awarded asset funds must be used solely for law enforcement purposes and may not supplant funds previously budgeted.  Generally, any funds obtained are used to purchase equipment and supplies and travel/training not provide for in the general operating budget. 

Prepared By

Tracy L. Aaron, Chief of Police, Mansfield Police Department

Office Contact Number:  817-804-5782