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File #: 21-2474   
Type: Miscellaneous Item
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 4/8/2021
Posting Language: Ordinance approving an Interlocal Cooperation Contract with the Texas Department of Public Safety reimbursing the San Antonio Police Department $150,000 annually for five years for a total contract amount of $750,000 for support services in connection with the Texas Anti-Gang Program. [Maria Villagomez, Deputy City Manager; William McManus, Chief of Police]
Attachments: 1. Ordinance - Draft, 2. Agreement, 3. Ordinance 2021-04-08-0231, 4. TAG Agreement 2021
Related files: 19-1564
DEPARTMENT: Police


DEPARTMENT HEAD: William P. McManus


COUNCIL DISTRICT(S) IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT: Authorization of an Interlocal Cooperation Contract between the San Antonio Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety.


SUMMARY:

An Ordinance approving an Interlocal Cooperation Contract with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) reimbursing the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) an amount of up to $150,000 annually for five years for a total contract amount of $750,000 for support services in connection with the Texas Anti-Gang Program. The agreement will commence upon full execution and will terminate on March 31, 2026.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The Texas Anti-Gang Center in San Antonio is a physical environment funded by the Texas Governor's Office Criminal Justice Division and established to support strategic law enforcement partnership within the San Antonio metropolitan area to combat gang violence and organized crime associated with these criminal enterprises. This multidisciplinary approach of the TAG Center concentrates efforts through the coordination of gang prevention, intervention and suppression activities. The combined law enforcement resources and strategies are designed to effectively decrease the threat created by gang activities and positively disrupt the command and control of these criminal organizations which affect public safety in our communities and allows for uninhibited communication and de-confliction of intelligence and practices.

The law enforcement agencies co-located at the San Antonio area TAG Center include: Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI); Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP); Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)/Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); US Marshals Service (USMS); Texas Department of P...

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