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File #: 19-8082   
Type: Grant Applications and Awards
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 12/5/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving the submission of a grant application in an amount up to $2,136,824.00 to the Office of National Drug Control Policy and the acceptance of funds, upon award, for a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area grant for the grant period January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2021; and establishing a budget and personnel complement. [María Villagómez, Deputy City Manager; William McManus, Chief of Police]
Attachments: 1. Application for Federal Assistance SF-424, 2. Budget-Non Construction Program, 3. Lobbying Certification, 4. SAPD Correspondence, 5. 2020 HIDTA Grant RFCA Presentation, 6. 2020 HIDTA Grant Personnel Complement Final, 7. Draft Ordinance, 8. 2020 HIDTA Budget, 9. Ordinance 2019-12-05-0989
DEPARTMENT: Police


DEPARTMENT HEAD: William P. McManus, Chief of Police


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City Wide


SUBJECT:

Office of National Drug Control Policy 2020 HIDTA Grant submission and application


SUMMARY:

An Ordinance authorizing the submission of a grant application and acceptance of funds upon award in an amount up to $2,136,824.00 including the acceptance of additional grant funds up to a limit of 20% of the grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) for a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) grant and establishing a budget and maintaining a personnel complement of 17 City Positions for the period of January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) has been awarded the HIDTA Grant since 1993. The HIDTA mission is to reduce drug trafficking in the San Antonio metropolitan area by instituting innovative narcotic enforcement investigations and the seizure of illegally obtained assets in an effort to reduce the profitability of narcotics trafficking.

The San Antonio HIDTA Initiative, a multi-agency task force, performs drug interdiction operations designed to enhance the Police Department's narcotics enforcement efforts. This program allows the unit to use task force concepts which provides the capability to cross jurisdictional boundaries by employing law enforcement officers from local, state, and federal levels. The program targets narcotics organizations by focusing on the middle to upper level traffickers, and investigates the distribution of narcotics and related enterprises. Members of this unit are trained to investigate money laundering, asset structuring, financial auditing, and to apply surveillance techniques necessary to develop intelligence and make arrests.

The San Antonio HIDTA Initiative includes representation from the San Antonio Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Department of Public Safety (DPS), the Homeland...

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