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File #: BILL NO. 19-255    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/18/2019 In control: City Council - Regular Session
On agenda: 11/19/2019 Final action: 11/19/2019
Title: An Ordinance authorizing the execution of a memorandum of understanding between the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the City of Lee’s Summit, Missouri for the use of Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Award Funds. (F&BC 11/11/19)
Attachments: 1. Ordinance, 2. Memorandum of Understanding
Title
An Ordinance authorizing the execution of a memorandum of understanding between the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the City of Lee’s Summit, Missouri for the use of Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Award Funds. (F&BC 11/11/19)

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Issue/Request:
An Ordinance authorizing the execution of a memorandum of understanding between the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the City of Lee’s Summit, Missouri for the use of Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Award Funds.

Key Issues:
The Office of National Drug Control Policy (“ONDCP”) has awarded 2019 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (“HIDTA”) funding to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in the region comprised of the states of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota and North Dakota for the purpose of combating the manufacture and importation of methamphetamine and the disruption of poly-drug trafficking organizations. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (“KBI”) is the designated fiscal agent for award proceeds to be distributed to state and local agencies participating in the Midwest HIDTA program within the region.

In May 2019, the City of Lee’s Summit, Missouri (“City”) was awarded $70,924.00 from the Midwest HIDTA award. Under the proposed memorandum of understanding, the City designates one Lee’s Summit Police Department (“LSPD”) officer to work on a special task force known as the Kansas City/Overland Park DEA Task Force. The City’s awarded funds will fully fund the designated LSPD officer.
The mission of the task force is to disrupt the illicit drug traffic in the Kansas City area by immobilizing targeted violators and trafficking organizations, gather and report intelligence data relating to trafficking in narcotics and dangerous drugs; and conducting undercover operations where appropriate and engage in other traditional methods of investigation in order that the task force's activities will result in effective prosecution before the courts of the U...

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