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File #: 0570-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/27/2017 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 3/27/2017 Final action: 3/29/2017
Title: To authorize and direct the Public Safety Director to enter into contract with Central Ohio Crime Stoppers to support its operations to provide citizens a means to give information to law enforcement agencies to help fight crime; to authorize the expenditure of $33,000.00 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($33,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Expenditure Template - Crime Stoppers.
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This ordinance provides funds to Central Ohio Crime Stoppers, a non-profit organization working to fight crime in Columbus neighborhoods. The organization was formed locally in 1977 and provides citizens a means to give information to law enforcement agencies while remaining anonymous. It operates 24-hours a day. This funding is needed to support the administrative duties performed by the assistant coordinator and to accommodate the number of tips being received on an annual basis.

Emergency Designation - An emergency designation will ensure timely payments and avoid disruption of Crime Stoppers activities.

FISCAL IMPACT This legislation authorizes the expenditure of $33,000.00 from Public Safety's 2017 operating budget to partially fund the activities of Central Ohio Crime Stoppers. Central Ohio Crime Stoppers received $25,397.00 from the General Fund in 2010 and $25,500.00 in 2011, 2012, 2013, $35,000 in 2014 and $33,000 in 2015 and 2016.

Title
To authorize and direct the Public Safety Director to enter into contract with Central Ohio Crime Stoppers to support its operations to provide citizens a means to give information to law enforcement agencies to help fight crime; to authorize the expenditure of $33,000.00 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($33,000.00)

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WHEREAS, Central Ohio Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization working to help law enforcement agencies in Central Ohio fight crime; and

WHEREAS, the organization operates 24-hours a day and requires funding to accommodate the number of tips being received on an annual basis; and

WHEREAS, Central Ohio Crime Stoppers currently operates with the oversight of a volunteer Executive Director and a volunteer General Board. The office is staffed and directed by a Columbus Division of Police detective functioning as a Coordinator; and

WHEREAS, Council deems it an appropriate use of the Public Safety funds to support the organization's eff...

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