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FY 20 North Miami Police Department Marine Patrol Vessel Update

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $33,256)

The City of North Miami’s funding priorities for the FY 2020 JAG is to enhance its Marine Patrol Uni within the Community Policing Unit. The City has greatly expanded its geographical footprint and is now home to one of the largest boating communities in North Miami-Dade County. Miami-Dade County has over 168 Canals leading to the Atlantic Ocean, of which North Miami’s Marine Patrol Unit Services over 10% of those canals and has parts of the waterways in the Atlantic that house several small barrier Islands that are maintained by the City. Oftentimes, boaters travel to these islands through no-wake zones with restricted speeds that are not adhered to. Residents and visitors from more than five (5) municipalities visit the islands and waterways as spectators to City events and engage in substance use. These infractions are monitored by the Marine Patrol Unit daily with the use of the Unit’s boat. The Marine Patrol Unit is in need of two (2) boat engines. The Unit's boat was purchased in 2007, and the engines have been replaced once. Each engine has well over the recommended 4,000 hours of use, which is exceptionally high mileage for a boat engine that is used daily. New engines are needed immediately, having exceeded the expected lifespan of the boat's engines. The City of North Miami has upgraded its Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and Records Management Software (RMS) to ensure the requirements of the NIBRS reporting are conformed to. The Records Departments hardware is insufficient to run the newly required software and their IT hardware must be upgraded to include new desktop computers and dual monitors.

Date Created: September 19, 2020