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File #: 18-1647A    Version: 1
Type: Informational Report Status: Passed
File created: 10/2/2018 Department: Sheriff's Office
On agenda: 10/23/2018 Final action: 10/23/2018
Title: Receipt and file report on the Law Enforcement Trust Fund for the quarter ending September 30, 2018.
Attachments: 1. QtrlyFederalSharingTrustFund_LawEnfTrustFund, 2. QuarterlyFederalSharingTrustFundandLawEnforcementTrustFundReport.pdf, 3. CombinedLawEnforcementTrustSupport.pdf
Related files: 18-1034A, 18-482A, 17-2262A, 18-2060A
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Subject:

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Receipt and file report on the Law Enforcement Trust Fund for the quarter ending September 30, 2018.

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Recommended Action:

Recommended Action

Accept receipt and file report on the Law Enforcement Trust Fund from July 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018.

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Strategic Plan:

Deliver First Class Services to the Public and Our Customers
5.1 Maximize partner relationships and public outreach

 

Summary:

The attached schedule of authorized payments to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (Sheriff) includes the adopted Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) budget appropriation of $500,000.00.  As of September 30, 2018, there was $140,453.16 available within the Local Law Enforcement Trust Fund and $378,176.08 available within the Federal Equitable Sharing Trust Fund. As of September 30, 2018, $245,350.00 of Local Law Enforcement Trust and $79,866.00 of Federal Equitable Sharing Trust Funds have been allocated.

 

Background Information:

In accordance with Chapter 932.7055(4), F.S., the Board has established a special Law Enforcement Trust Fund for depositing the forfeiture proceeds derived from law enforcement activities of the Sheriff.  In addition to the Law Enforcement Trust Fund provided for under state law, there is a companion trust fund (Federal Equitable Sharing Trust Fund) created through an Agreement with the United States Department of Justice.  These funds, plus any interest thereon, must be used for allowable law enforcement purposes only and do not include normal operating expenses of the Sheriff.  Upon request from the Sheriff, the Office of Management and Budget reviews and authorizes the payments to the Sheriff for the requested amount based on the Sheriff's certification of compliance with Florida Statute 932.7055.

 

Fiscal Impact:

Appropriation of $500,000.00 is currently budgeted in FY18 for the purpose of processing requests from the Sheriff.  As of September 30, 2018, $325,216.00 has been allocated.  

 

Staff Member Responsible:

Donald Mello Jr., Management & Budget Manager
Office of Management and Budget

 

Partners:

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

 

Attachments:

Quarterly Federal Equitable Sharing Trust Fund and Law Enforcement Trust Fund Report
Combined Law Enforcement Trust Fund Letters