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File #: CM 21-466   
Type: Committee Memo Status: Presented
File created: 9/15/2021 In control: Committee of the Whole - Public Safety
On agenda: 9/21/2021 Final action: 9/21/2021
Title: Police Department One-Time Monies to Offset Costs Related to Criminal Justice Legislation (SB 5092)
Attachments: 1. Agenda Memo
TO: Committee of the Whole - Public Safety
FROM: Mayor Angela Birney
DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR CONTACT(S):
Police
Chief Darrell Lowe
425-556-2521

DEPARTMENT STAFF:
Police
Tim Gately
Captain


TITLE:
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Police Department One-Time Monies to Offset Costs Related to Criminal Justice Legislation (SB 5092)


OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
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This is for information only. A budget adjustment may be brought forward from Finance at a later date. As a result of the 2021-2023, State of Washington operating budget, the City of Redmond received approximately $281,000 in one-time general funding to offset the costs of criminal justice-related legislation enacted between January 1, 2020, and June 20, 2021. The Police Department has identified less lethal equipment and training options to ensure compliance with appropriate police de-escalation techniques to include Taser upgrades, Bola Wrap, and Virtual Reality training systems.
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? Additional Background Information/Description of Proposal Attached


REQUESTED ACTION:

? Receive Information ? Provide Direction ? Approve


REQUEST RATIONALE:

* Relevant Plans/Policies:
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* Required:
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* Council Request:
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* Other Key Facts:
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OUTCOMES:
The police department wants to ensure the safety of the community and staff when responding to critical incidents requiring appropriate de-escalation techniques while providing the most current and functional training and equipment. The department anticipates allocating these funds as follows:
* BolaWrap: The Wrap can safely & humanely restrain resisting subjects from a distance without relying on pain compliance and while keeping all involved safe. When used to control subjects in a mental or drug-impaired crisis, this tool enables officers to keep the community safe and get people the help they need without causing injury. Link to BolaWrap website. ($7,000)

* Virtual Reality (VR): Axon VR Training provides comprehensive real-world training paired with Taser and other ...

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