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File #: 21-1904A    Version: 1
Type: Receipt and File Report Status: Passed
File created: 9/15/2021 Department: Sheriff's Office
On agenda: 11/9/2021 Final action: 11/9/2021
Title: Receipt and file report of the Law Enforcement Trust Fund for the quarter ending September 30, 2021.
Attachments: 1. 4thQtr_FederalSharingTrust_LawEnforcemtTrust.FundRpts, 2. Law Enforcement Trust Fund Letters
Related files: 20-2352A, 21-670A, 21-668A

Subject:

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Receipt and file report of the Law Enforcement Trust Fund for the quarter ending September 30, 2021.

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Recommended Action:

Recommended Action

Accept the receipt and file report on the Law Enforcement Trust Fund from July 1 to September 30, 2021.

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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:

Summary

The attached schedule of authorized payments to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (Sheriff) includes the adopted Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) budget appropriation of $500,000.00. 

As of September 28, 2021 (prior to payments requested on September 13, 2021 and September 22, 2021), the balances were $126,096.45 within the Local Law Enforcement Trust Fund and $255,602.41 with the Federal Equitable Sharing Trust Fund.

As of September 30, 2021, a total of $42,800.00 of the Local Law Enforcement Trust and no distributions to the Federal Equitable Sharing Trust Fund have been allocated and/or paid out, for a total of $164,371.50.  The total remaining appropriation distribution balance is $335,628.50 for FY21.

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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 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 was budgeted in FY21 for the purpose of processing requests from the Sheriff.  As of September 30, 2021, $164,371.50 has been allocated for payment and/or expended and posted from the FY21 budget.

 

Staff Member Responsible:

Chris Rose, Bureau Director, Office of Management and Budget

 

Partners:

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

 

Attachments:

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