WHEREAS, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and the FBI’s Criminal Information Services (CJIS) Division, in conjunction with the State of Georgia, has selected the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office to participate in a pilot program for the National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X), in the State of Georgia. This grant supports the implementation of NCS-X to provide a nationally representative system of incident-based crime statistics on the way to the national transition to a National Incident Based Reporting System. This program is intended to develop or enhance the state programs’ capacity to collect detailed incident-based crime data from police agencies throughout the state and support the transition to the states incident-based crime reporting systems; and,
WHEREAS, the Columbus Consolidated Government is eligible to receive $221,068 in funding with no local match requirement; and,
WHEREAS, the grant requires that the governing body be notified of the application at least 30 days prior to the award of the grant funds, and an opportunity for public review and comment be given; and,
NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:
That the Mayor or her designee is hereby authorized to submit an application and if awarded, accept a FY18 Grant in the amount of $221,068, or as otherwise awarded, with no local match requirement, and that the funds will be used by the Sheriff’s Office to implement NCS-X and NIBRS, and to amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the award.