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File #: 19-1081A    Version: 1
Type: Informational Report Status: Passed
File created: 6/21/2019 Department: Sheriff's Office
On agenda: 7/23/2019 Final action: 7/23/2019
Title: Receipt and file report on the Law Enforcement Trust Fund for the quarter ending June 30, 2019.
Attachments: 1. 3rd Quarterly Federal Sharing Trust Fund and Law Enforcement Trust Fund Report 2019, 2. 3rd Quarterly Federal Sharing Trust Fund and Law Enforcement Trust Fund Report 2019
Related files: 19-480A, 18-2060A, 19-1701A
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Subject:

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Receipt and file report on the Law Enforcement Trust Fund for the quarter ending June 30, 2019.

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Recommended Action:

Recommended Action

Accept the receipt and file report on the Law Enforcement Trust Fund from April 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019.

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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 2019 (FY19) budget appropriation of $500,000.00.  As of June 21, 2019, the balances were $148,883.40 within the Local Law Enforcement Trust Fund and $413,725.66 within the Federal Equitable Sharing Trust Fund. As of June 30, 2019, a total of $101,400.00 of Local Law Enforcement Trust and $32,021.00 of Federal Equitable Sharing Trust Funds have been allocated in prior quarters.  No requests were received from the Sheriff’s Office for the quarter April 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019.

 

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 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 FY19 for the purpose of processing requests from the Sheriff.  As of June 30, 2019, $133,421.00 has been allocated in the previous two quarters.  No requests were received for the third quarter, April 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019.

 

 

Staff Member Responsible:

Lisa Burley, Budget and Financial Management Analyst
Office of Management and Budget

 

Partners:

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

 

Attachments:

Quarterly Federal Equitable Sharing Trust Fund and Local Law Enforcement Trust Fund Report