Guilford County
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File #: 2019-333    Version: 1 Name:
Type: New Business Status: Passed
File created: 8/1/2019 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 9/5/2019 Final action: 9/5/2019
Title: RECEIPT OF THE 2019-2020 GOVERNOR'S HIGHWAY SAFETY MULTI-AGENCY DWI TASK FORCE AND APPROVAL OF TWO NEW COUNTY DEPUTY SHERIFF POSITIONS
Attachments: 1. Taskforce #2 Resolution
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TITLE

Title

RECEIPT OF THE 2019-2020 GOVERNOR'S HIGHWAY SAFETY MULTI-AGENCY DWI TASK FORCE AND APPROVAL OF TWO NEW COUNTY DEPUTY SHERIFF POSITIONS

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SPONSOR

Sponsor

Sheriff D.H. Rogers

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BACKGROUND

Background

The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office is in receipt of the 2019-20 Governor’s Highway Safety Program Grant for a Multi-Agency DWI Task Force in the amount of $257,440 with NO required local match.  DWI Taskforce Program grant funds are used for sustainment of the existing multi-agency DWI Taskforce program.  These program address traffic related issues such as unrestrained drivers, children, speeding, motorist driving while impaired and the community educational aspect of these issues as well.  These funds will support two (2) new Deputy Sheriff positions, plus vehicles and other operating expenses for the officers, for the task force to replace two (2) Greensboro Police positions that have left the task force.  This is the first year the county has received this grant funding, but the 8th year of funding for the overall program.

 

The FY 2019-20 budget does not include an estimated amount for this grant because it is a new grant for the County and receipt was not certain, so all funds need to be appropriated.  In addition, two (2) new Deputy Sheriff positions will need to be created, to be contingent on grant-funding.  However, because the grant is 100% federal funding and no local match is required, no additional county funds will be needed this fiscal year.

 

Board approval of the accompanying local government resolution for the grant is also necessary.

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BUDGET IMPACT

General Fund

Budget Ordinance Amendment

General Fund

$257,440 Increase in Federal/State Revenues

$257,440 Increase in Appropriation to Law Enforcement

NO ADDITIONAL COUNTY FUNDS REQUIRED

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REQUESTED ACTION

Requested Action

Approve receipt of the 2019-2020 Governor’s Highway Safety Multi-Agency DWI Taskforce grant totaling $257,440 to fund additional officers with no required local match; approve the accompanying local government resolution for the grant; approve an increase of $257,440 in Federal/State revenues and increase the FY 2019-20 Law Enforcement budget the same amount; and approve two (2) new grant-funded Deputy Sheriff positions to be contingent upon continued grant revenues.

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