Agenda Item # 3

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

09/11/2018

Agenda Report # 24


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Donation for Columbus Police Department Informant Fund

INITIATED BY: Columbus Police Department


Recommendation: Approval is requested to accept a donation given by an anonymous donor for the Columbus Police Department.

Background: An anonymous donor has donated $10,000 to the Columbus Police Department for the purpose of establishing an informant fund to assist in clearing cases.

Analysis: The Informant Fund will be maintained by the Investigative Services Division, who will establish a formal procedure by which payments will be made to informants. The fund will be audited by the Chief of Police and his Budget Office on a regular basis.

Financial Considerations: This will be at no cost to the City as it is a private donation.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: None is expected.

Legal Considerations: Council must approve the acceptance of this donation

Recommendations/Actions: Approval is requested to accept the donation in the amount of $10,000.00 to be used towards the establishment of an Informant Fund within the Columbus Police Department.


A RESOLUTION
NO. _____

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO APPROVE AND ACCEPT THE DONATION OF $10,000 FROM AN ANONYMOUS DONOR TO BE USED AS AN INFORMANT FUND FOR INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES TO AID IN CLEARING CRIMES.

WHEREAS, an anonymous donor has donated $10,000 to Columbus Police Department to establish an Informant Fund. The fund is intended to motivate the inflow of information that will lead to apprehension of wanted persons or further case investigations and convictions; and,

WHEREAS, an anonymous donor has donated this money for the exclusive use of the Columbus Police Department to aid in their investigations or pursuits; and,

WHEREAS, an anonymous donor has donated this money and will be of no cost to the City.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the City Manager or his designee is hereby authorized to accept $10,000 donated by an anonymous donor, and the Chief of Police with the assistance of the Finance Department is authorized to establish and oversee an Informant Fund.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________ 2018, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _____________ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Garrett voting __________.
Councilor House voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.

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Lindsey Glisson, Deputy Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor