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City Council Regular
Approve MOU for Federal Equitable Sharing for the Anoka-Hennepin Narcotics and Violent Crimes Task Force
Brad Wise, Police Chief
Coon Rapids Police have been in a long standing partnership with other Anoka and Hennepin County Law Enforcement Agencies as participant in the Narcotics and Violent Crimes Task Force. A new rule has been imposed to strengthen procedures for the disposition of funds seized through drug asset forfeiture that requires a single entity be named and agreed upon by member agencies to act as fiscal agent for the Task Force. The members; Anoka County, Anoka, Blaine, Champlin, Columbia Heights, Coon Rapids, Fridley, Maple Grove, Ramsey and Rogers have agreed to Anoka County Sheriff's Office to act as fiscal agent. Council is asked to approve this agreement in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding.
The US Department of Justice has requested task forces that come into possession of asset forfeitured proceeds follow strict guidelines of accountability. As such, a separate MOU designating a single agency as fiducary is required of each task force. The Task Force Board has met and selected the Anoka County Sheriff's Office be formally named as fiscal agent. Council is asked to approve this MOU. This MOU merely formalizes that practice and procedures of the Task Force that had already been in place.
Staff recommends Council approve the Memorandum of Understanding naming the Anoka County Sheriff's Office as fiscal agent for the Anoka-Hennepin Narcotics and Violent Crime Task Force.
MOU for Equitable Sharing
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