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Last updated: 04/10/2019 - 1:14pm

City Council Committee on Ways and Means hearing on Dockets #0641-0643, BPD Revolving Funds

This is a hearing to authorize a dollar limit for Boston Police Department (BPD) Revolving Funds for the Fitness Center, the Canine Unit, and the Academy. The Chair of the Committee is Councilor Ciommo. The sponsor of the dockets is the Mayor.
The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Docket #0641

    Message and order authorizing a limit for the Boston Police Department revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2020 to pay salaries and benefits of employees and to purchase supplies and equipment necessary to operate the Police Department Fitness Center. Revenue for this fund is derived from monthly membership fees. Receipts and resulting expenditures from this fund shall not exceed One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00).

  2. Docket #0642

    Message and order authorizing a limit for the Boston Police Department revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2020 to support the Canine Unit's training program for officers and police dogs from non-City of Boston law enforcement agencies. The Special Operating Division will charge tuition and other fees to outside law enforcement agencies for the Canine Unit. The tuition and other fees by outside agencies will be used to purchase training equipment, certify instructors, update facilities and provide funds for other training needs not otherwise budgeted. The Special Operations Division will be the only unit authorized to expend from the fund and such expenditures shall be capped at Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars ($75,000.00).

  3. Docket #0643

    Message and order authorizing a limit for the Boston Police Department revolving fund for Fiscal Year 2020 to support training programs for officers from non-City of Boston law enforcement agencies. The Academy will charge participating outside law enforcement agencies tuition for each recruit, police officer or special police officer they send to the Academy.  The tuition paid by outside agencies will be used to purchase training equipment, certify instructors, update facilities, and to provide funds for training needs not otherwise budgeted. The Police Academy will be the only unit authorized to expend from the fund and such expenditures shall be capped at Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00).

    These matters were sponsored by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and referred to the Committee on April 10, 2019.

    NOTICE:  The Boston City Council may have a quorum in attendance due to standing committees of the City Council consisting of both voting and non-voting members. However, members attending this duly posted meeting are participating and deliberating only in conjunction with the business of the standing committee.

    Public Testimony

    Members of the public are cordially invited to attend and testify.  If you have not testified at a Council hearing before, please arrive five (5) minutes before the call of the hearing to sign up and become familiar with the hearing format, testimony locations, and sound system.  Please bring fifteen (15) copies of any written documentation you wish to present at the hearing.

    Written comments may be made part of the record and available to all Councilors by sending them by email, fax, or mail to arrive before the hearing. Please use the information below.

    Mail Address:  Docket #0641-0643, City Council, City Hall, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02201

    Fax Number:  617-635-4203 Attn: Michelle A. Goldberg, Docket #0641-0643

    Committee EmailCCC.WM@Boston.gov

    Staff Email: michelle.a.goldberg@boston.gov   Staff Telephone617-635-4645

    Broadcast Live on Comcast 8/RCN 82/Verizon 1964 or streamed at: boston.gov/city-council-tv