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File #: 0507-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/19/2020 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 3/16/2020 Final action: 3/19/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Safety to enter into an agreement with the Ohio Traffic Safety Office, State of Ohio, to participate in the FFY 2020 Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Training Coordinator Grant; to authorize an appropriation of $38,509.51 from the unappropriated balance of the General Government Grant Fund to the Division of Police to cover the costs associated with this grant; to authorize a transfer of $922.75 from the General Fund to cover Worker’s Compensation costs associated with this project; and to declare an emergency. ($38,509.51)
Attachments: 1. 2020 Grant Award fully-executed agreement 12102019, 2. 2020 Grant Award Letter, 3. 0507-2020 Funding String FFY2020 DRE Training G332001
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes an agreement with the Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO), State of Ohio, for the FFY 2020 Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Training Coordinators Grant, and appropriates funds to cover the costs of the program. A drug recognition expert or drug recognition evaluator (DRE) is a police officer trained to recognize impairment in drivers under the influence of drugs other than, or in addition to, alcohol. In late 2019, the State of Ohio appointed a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Training Coordinator to create and deliver relevant impaired driving enforcement training classes, attend OTSO DRE meetings and the annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference on Drugs, Alcohol, and Impaired Driving in support of DRE activities. This 2020 grant is awarded to the City of Columbus Division of Police to cover overtime costs associated with the State of Ohio DRE Training Coordinator state-assigned duties.

This grant agreement authorizes reimbursement for overtime costs to develop and teach four (4) SFST/ARIDE/ARIDE Refresher/COPS in Court classes, develop new training programs and teach two (2) DRE Certification or Recertification Classes, and attend advanced impaired driver training courses. The funding for the agreement is dependent on federal funds from the US Department of Transportation for Federal Fiscal Year 2020, which follows the fiscal calendar year of October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020. The grant award effective period is December 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020.

EMERGENCY DESIGNATION: Emergency legislation is necessary to make funds available for the grant funded activity period that started December 1, 2019.

FISCAL IMPACT: This ordinance authorizes the appropriation of $38,509.51 from the unappropriated balance of the General Government Grant Fund for the Division of Police to cover the costs associated with the FFY 2020 Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Training ...

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