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Narcotics Operations Budget Memorandum Unit 5 Db

  1. 1. Memorandum<br />To:The City Council <br />CC:Carla J. McCoy WF Tx Police Chief<br />From:The Wichita Falls Texas Police Chief<br />Date:April 18th, 2009<br />Re:Narcotics Operations Budget<br />$150,000 in Seized Money<br />Confidential<br />In a successful Investigation our department seized approximately $150,000 from a major drug interdiction effort that took place last fall. This money of course went into our Narcotics Operations Budget and at the present time there are decisions that need to be made on how this money will be spent for one current level of funding. I am drafting this memo over to your office to address the situation at hand and show where I Carla J. McCoy the Police Chief of Criminal Justice City, Tx feel the additional money needs to be spent. I have provided a Rationale for each expenditure as well. Please review the Narcotics Operations Budget and let me know what your opinions are and any questions you might have regarding this matter. (AIU Online, 2009) <br />Running Head: NARCOTICS OPERATIONS BUDGET MEMORANDUM<br />Narcotics Operations Budget Memorandum<br />Carla J. McCoy<br />Unit 5 Discussion Board – MGT110<br />April 21st, 2009<br />American InterContinental University<br />Rationale for Weapons Expenditures<br />I decided to place $5,000 every Quarter towards Weapons for our Narcotics Officers. Our Narcotics Officers when on duty have a need for these weapons due to Offenders who are on Narcotics themselves trying to put the lives of other citizens or officers in danger. Narcotics will affect the mindset of an offender, therefore our narcotics officers need to be armed and ready. It is our duty to protect the citizens of our city and most Offenders that are arrested are carrying weapons themselves so this is a critical area that needs to be addressed. (AIU Online, 2009) <br />Rationale for Vehicles<br />I’ve decided to also place an additional $25,000 dollars for the 1st Qtr, 3rd Qtr, and 4th Qtr towards Vehicle purchases towards the already Budgeted $2,500 for our Narcotics Officers. I went ahead and left the 2nd Quarter alone because there is already a Budgeted amount of $60,000 dollars which would be a great time to order the weapons we need. Our Narcotics Officers have a need for vehicles they can use for surveillance prior to making Narcotics arrests. Our Officers need these vehicles in order to investigate and keep a close eye on offenders who are dealing in Narcotics. These vehicles also have to be serviced every so often because we want our Narcotics Officers to have very safe vehicles where they can apprehend any fleeing offenders once a narcotics arrest is made, especially when they have to chase them by vehicle. (AIU Online, 2009)<br />Rationale for Surveillance Equipment<br />I have decided to place a total of $ 17,000 dollars for every Quarter for Surveillance Equipment. For the 1st Qtr I added $2,000 to the already placed $3,000 Budget where in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Quarters I added a total of $5,000 for Surveillance Equipment. Our Narcotics Officers need to have Surveillance Equipment when they are watching Narcotic Locations so they can properly investigate the scene and what’s going on as well as whom all is involved. Surveillance Equipment allows our Narcotics Officers to observe others areas as well and it’s important for them to be equipped with this equipment every Quarter. With technology always evolving and new equipment being tested and provided for our Narcotics Officers this funding is necessary in order to keep our equipment up to date. (AIU Online, 2009)<br />Rationale for Informants<br />I have decided to place extra funding towards our Informants. For the 1st Quarter I added $2,500 to the already Budgeted $1,500 and for the remaining Quarters I added $3,000 to the already Budgeted $1,000. Informants are a very important part of the Narcotics Operations because they provide information that is critical to any Investigation. The Confident Information they carry with them could possibly be dangerous if they were ever found out by any Narcotic Dealers. They bring charges for offences as well and are in need of more funding in order to have extra equipment they may need in order to properly carry information to the authorities. (AIU Online, 2009)<br />Rationale for Overtime<br />I have decided to place funding towards Overtime so what I did is place $2,500 extra with the already Budgeted $15,000 for the 1st Quarter. For the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Quarter I have placed an additional $2,500 with the already Budgeted $12,500. Our Narcotics Officers are in need of receiving more pay due to the amount of Overtime they put in working. They do so much Surveillance, Arrests, and Investigations that they are overworked and underpaid so I provided them extra funding to suffice the hard work they do. (AIU Online, 2009)<br />Rationale for remaining $500<br />Here within our Narcotics Operations we are considering purchasing and training Narcotics Dogs to sniff out any Narcotics that may be involved during Traffic Stops, Seizures and Surveillance Investigation Arrests. It is critical that we have all the necessary means to provide safety for the citizens of this city. I believe we could purchase around 3 German Sheppard’s to start the Operation going at $100 dollars per dog which would leave $200 dollars for training them. Of course this would change in the future but we have to start small and work our way up. Safety of citizens and Officers come first and foremost. (AIU Online, 2009)<br /> <br />Narcotics Operations BudgetPersonnel CostsOvertimeVehiclesWeaponsTrainingSurveillance EquipmentFunds for Informants1st Qtr87,50015,000 + 2,500 = $17,5002,500 + 25,000 = $27,5005,0003,000 + 4,000 = $7,0003,000 + 2,000 = $5,0001,500 + 2,500 = $4,00010 Officers2nd Qtr87,50012,500 + 2,500 = $15,00060,0005,0003,000 + 4,000 = $7,0005,0001,000 + 3,000 = $4,00010 Officers3rd Qtr87,500 12,500 + 2,500 = $15,0002,500 + 25,000 = $27,5005,0003,000 + 4,000 = $7,0005,0001,000 + 3,000 = $4,00010 Officers4th Qtr87,50012,500 + 2,500 = $15,0002,500 + 25,000 = $27,5005,0003,000 + 4,000 = $7,0005,0001,000 + 3,000 = $4,00010 Officers<br />Black = Already Budgeted Money<br />Red = Added Budgeted Money<br />Blue = Total Budgeted Money<br />(AIU Online, 2009) <br />References<br />AIU Online, (2009) Accounting and Budget Principles CRJ206 Unit 5 Discussion Board <br />Assignment with Professor Ekwuaju, retrieved on April 21st, 2009 from: <br />