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File #: 1949-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/5/2019 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 7/22/2019 Final action: 7/25/2019
Title: To authorize and direct the Mayor of the City of Columbus to accept a grant award through the 2018-2019 Ohio Law Enforcement Body Armor Program Award in the amount of $31,405.50 from the State of Ohio Office of the Attorney General Dave Yost and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation; to authorize an appropriation of $41,874.00 from the unappropriated balance of the General Government Grant Fund; to authorize an appropriation of $10,468.50 from the unappropriated balance of the State Law Enforcement Contraband Seizure Fund; to authorize a transfer between funds; and to declare an emergency. ($41,874.00)
Attachments: 1. Ohio Law Enforcement Body Armor Program Award Notice and Acceptance unsigned, 2. 1949-2019 DAX
Explanation

BACKGROUND: The City of Columbus has been awarded a Federal Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Ohio Law Enforcement Body Armor Program Award in the amount of $31,405.50 from the State of Ohio Office of the Attorney General Dave Yost and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Law enforcement agencies that pay BWC premiums are able to receive the funding and are eligible to receive up to $40,000 per agency, with a 25% match from local funding, to buy protective vests for their officers. Sixty sets of rapid deployment armor (RDA) will be purchased to fully outfit patrol zone officers with the extra ballistic protection necessary for gun runs. The Columbus Division of Police is required to match 25% of the total $41,874.00 cost, which is $10,468.50. RDA consists of two ballistic plates, a carrier, and front and back COLUMBUS POLICE placards. The State of Ohio has recently granted an additional $1 million to fund and extend this program, which originally had an end date of June 30th, 2019. The Columbus Division of Police has been authorized to make these purchases prior to the end of 2019, beyond the original grant end date.

EMERGENCY DESIGNATION: Emergency legislation is necessary to make the funds available as soon as possible for the grant award start date of June 14, 2019.

FISCAL IMPACT: $31,405.50 of appropriated funds will be reimbursed by the grant award. $10,468.50 will be appropriated within the State Law Enforcement Contraband Seizure Fund and transferred to the General Government Grant fund to meet the 25% grant match requirement.

Title

To authorize and direct the Mayor of the City of Columbus to accept a grant award through the 2018-2019 Ohio Law Enforcement Body Armor Program Award in the amount of $31,405.50 from the State of Ohio Office of the Attorney General Dave Yost and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation; to authorize an appropriation of $41,874.00 from the unappropriated balance of the General Government Grant Fund; to au...

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