COUNTY OF SAN MATEO

Inter-Departmental Correspondence

District Attorney’s Office

 

DATE:

June 7, 2010

BOARD MEETING DATE:

September 14, 2010

SPECIAL NOTICE/HEARING:

N/A

VOTE REQUIRED:

Majority

 

TO:

Honorable Board of Supervisors

FROM:

James P. Fox, District Attorney

Greg Munks, Sheriff

SUBJECT:

Approval of the Spending Plan for FY 2010-11 State Law Enforcement Supplemental Fund (SLESF) Allocation for the Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney’s Office.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Adopt a Resolution approving the Spending Plan for FY 2010-11 monies received through the State Law Enforcement Supplemental Fund (SLESF), permitting the District Attorney to receive a 5.15% allocation for criminal prosecution, and the Sheriff to receive a 5.15% allocation for jail operations and a proportional allocation of Countywide front-line law enforcement funds for the Sexual Habitual Offender Program (SHOP), pursuant to Government Code 30061 GC.

 

BACKGROUND:

State law requires that spending plans for all components of the funding be approved by the Board of Supervisors by September of each year, and on file with the County Controller’s Office prior to funds being transferred to a particular jurisdiction. Section 30061 of the Government Code authorizes the allocation of State Law Enforcement Supplemental Fund (SLESF) monies, also known as “State Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) funds.” These monies are allocated to the County and cities annually, and are distributed among four separate program areas: a) the Sheriff receives 5.15% to support jail construction or operations activities; b) the District Attorney receives 5.15% of the allocation to support criminal prosecution activities; c) 39.7% is allocated for front-line law enforcement activities in all cities and in the county unincorporated area; and d) 50% is allocated to the Juvenile Justice Plan (CPA 2003), administered by the Board through the Chief Probation Officer. A separate spending plan for the CPA FY 2010-11allocation, which involves a more complex distribution program, will be brought to the Board by the Chief Probation Officer. The District Attorney receives criminal prosecution funding under (“b”), and the Sheriff receives jail support funding (“a”) and a portion of front-line law enforcement funds (“c”), related to the unincorporated area of the County.

 

DISCUSSION:

The District Attorney’s proposed allocation of approximately $214,496 for criminal prosecution will be used to finance the cost of one District Attorney Inspector. The Sheriff’s proposed $214,840 allocation for jail operations will be used to partially offset the cost of two Deputy Sheriffs and various operating expenses for the Sheriff’s jail facilities. The front-line law enforcement portion is proposed to be distributed to all city jurisdictions for incorporated area services and to the Sheriff for the unincorporated area. Of this portion of the funding, the Sheriff’s allocation is proposed to be approximately $100,000. This amount has historically been allocated to partially fund the cost of a detective for the Sexual Habitual Offender Program (SHOP).

 

County Counsel has reviewed and approved the Resolution as to form.

 

Approval of the Resolution contributes to the Shared Vision 2025 outcome of a Healthy Community by coordinating resources to apprehend sexual habitual offenders and target and monitor chronic repeat violent sex offenders.

 

Performance Measure(s):

Measure

FY 2009-10
Actual

FY 2010-2011
Projected

Number of cases submitted by the Sheriff’s Office to the District Attorney's Office - sex crimes

53

35

Real Estate Fraud Investigations conducted by District Attorney Inspectors

17

17

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

The spending allocations are already included within the Sheriff’s and District Attorney’s FY 2010-11 tentatively adopted recommended budgets, and helps reduce the Net County Cost of these two departments by the stated amounts.