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File #: RES 2019-064    Version: 2 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/21/2019 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 6/4/2019 Final action: 6/4/2019
Title: Resolution Approving an Intergovernmental Agreement between Douglas County, City of Lone Tree and the Town of Castle Rock Pertaining to a Full-Time Forensic Examiner for the Rocky Mountain Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory
Attachments: 1. Attachment A: Resolution, 2. Exhibit 1: IGA-Forensic Examiner

To:                     Honorable Mayor and Members of Town Council

 

From:                     Jack Cauley, Chief of Police

 

Title

Resolution Approving an Intergovernmental Agreement between Douglas County, City of Lone Tree and the Town of Castle Rock Pertaining to a Full-Time Forensic Examiner for the Rocky Mountain Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory

Body

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Executive Summary

 

The purpose of this memorandum is to present Town Council with a Resolution (Attachment A) to approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Douglas County, City of Lone Tree and Town of Castle Rock Pertaining to a Full-Time Forensic Examiner for the Rocky Mountain Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory.

 

Recently, there has been a sharp increase in the need for forensic analysis of evidence. It is to the advantage of all law enforcement to aid to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the respective jurisdictions, to cooperate to provide regional computer forensic examination services, enabling each jurisdiction to improve its law enforcement services. Each respective jurisdiction has a desire to participate in cost-sharing to assist the hiring of an additional full-time computer-forensic examiner to provide a regional, coordinated approach to computer forensic examination services for the law enforcement and public safety agencies within their jurisdictions. These services will provide a timely expert and professional examination of evidentiary materials, including but not limited to digital evidence and related services taken as evidence in one or more locations in the geographical areas of Douglas, Lone Tree and Castle Rock.

 

The Intergovernmental agreement (Exhibit 1) also stipulates that each jurisdiction represent its contributions to the costs of employing the Examiner and will be those contributions generally described below. These estimated contributions may be modified based upon actual use, expenses and inflation, and as approved by the jurisdictions' respective governing bodies.

 

Douglas: Douglas will employ the Examiner and provide the same benefits afforded other employees of Douglas County, at a total cost for the 2019 year of $114,947.

 

Lone Tree: Lone Tree agrees that its contributions to the Examiner will be $22,500 annually, as invoiced by the County.

 

Castle Rock: Castle Rock agrees that its contributions to the Examiner will be $22,500 annually, as invoiced by the County.

 

This Agreement shall be considered an intergovernmental cooperation agreement pursuant to Section 29-1-203 C.R.S. for providing a regional forensic examiner available for use by each jurisdiction on a cost-sharing basis according to the terms and conditions in this Agreement.

 

Budget Impact

 

This item was not budgeted for but can be accommodated within the current appropriation.

110-2150-421.50-80 Misc. Services (Investigations Division) - $22,500

 

Staff Recommendation

 

Staff recommends approval of the Resolution Approving the Intergovernmental Agreement between Douglas County, City of Lone Tree and Town of Castle Rock Pertaining to a Full-Time Forensic Examiner for the Rocky Mountain Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory

 

Proposed Motion

 

“I move to approve the Resolution as introduced by title.”

 

Attachments

 

Attachment A: Resolution

Exhibit 1: IGA-Forensic Examiner