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File #: 19-3119    Version: Name: Resolution - A Resolution Authorizing the City Manager and the Police Department to Make Application, Receive and Expend Grant Funding from the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority to Continue a Multi-Agency Task
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/24/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/13/2019 Final action: 5/13/2019
Title: Resolution - A Resolution Authorizing the City Manager and the Police Department to Make Application, Receive and Expend Grant Funding from the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority to Continue a Multi-Agency Task Force
Sponsors: Clayton Chandler, Tracy Aaron
Attachments: 1. Resolution

Title

Resolution - A Resolution Authorizing the City Manager and the Police Department to Make Application, Receive and Expend Grant Funding from the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority to Continue a Multi-Agency Task Force

Requested Action

Approval of Resolution

Recommendation

Approval of Resolution

Description/History

In Texas, a vehicle is stolen every 5 minutes and a vehicle is burglarized every 2.5 minutes, unfortunately, the City of Mansfield is not excluded from these statistics.  The police department has applied and received funding from this grant program for the last 9 years.  Most recently in FY18-19, the grant award received was $360,058 to continue to operate a multi-agency task force that targets automobile thefts and burglaries.  The police department will continue to be the managing agency with participation from the cities of Burleson, Kennedale, Midlothian, Alvarado and the Tarrant County Constable Precinct 7.  Additionally, The Task Force will provide law enforcement assistance related to the grant activities to all law enforcement agencies within Ellis and Johnson Counties.

 

The grant will fund personnel, travel, and supplies and operating expenses for FY19-20.  The grant will require a 20% cash match that will be shared with each participating law enforcement agency receiving grant funds.

Justification

N/A

Funding Source

Reimbursement grant from the Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority through the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Grant Program of the State of Texas through the Governor’s Office.

Prepared By

Alma Roden, Legal Assistant/Grant Mgr.

for Tracy Aaron, Chief of Police