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City of Independence
BILL NO. 21-0251R.

Agenda Title:

21-025 - 1R.  An ordinance authorizing acceptance of the 2021 Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Kansas City / Overland Park DEA Task Force Initiative, and related documents, with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, for a grant award in the amount of $153,166.00; making the necessary appropriations; authorizing future change orders for additional funding and/or time extensions; and authorizing certain future appropriations.

The Police Department recommends approval of this ordinance.

The Police Department first received funding to participate in the Midwest HIDTA Kansas City / Overland Park DEA Task Force in 1999 through a grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).  Since that time, the department has had two detectives assigned to this Task Force full-time, to combat the manufacture and importation of methamphetamine and disrupt poly-drug trafficking organizations in the metropolitan area.  In return, the department is reimbursed for part of the detectives' salaries and benefits, as well as expenses for overtime, vehicle leases, and fuel.  The current contract will continue the department's involvement in the HIDTA DEA Task Force, with total reimbursement up to $153,166.  Additional funding has been included in the Police Department's 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 fiscal year Operating Budgets to cover the amount of salaries and benefits that the grant will not cover.

Fiscal Impact:

The fiscal impact to the City is $153,166.00.  This revenue will be deposited in the 015 Grant Fund, Subledger HIDTA, and appropriated as follows:


4550-5100  Salaries $74,050

4550-5102  Overtime $34,218

4550-5109  Benefits $20,898

4550-5236  Lease $15,000

4550-5316  Fuel $9,000

  Total Award: $153,166


No local match is required.  Supplemental funding is budgeted each year in the Police Department's 4512 cost center to cover the balance of these two detective positions.

Department:          PoliceContact Person:          Chief Brad Halsey

Police DepartmentApproved
Finance DepartmentApproved
City Managers OfficeApproved
City Clerk DepartmentApproved

Council Action:          Council Action:         

Ordinance for 2021 HIDTA DEATFOrdinance