Lake County, IL
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File #: 20-1394    Version: 1 Name: Joint resolution authorizing, acceptance of an award with the Illinois Department of Transportation for a Local Alcohol Program (LAP) grant in the amount of $25,803.95 for fiscal year 2021.
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/6/2020 In control: Law & Judicial Committee
On agenda: Final action: 11/10/2020
Title: Joint resolution authorizing, acceptance of an award with the Illinois Department of Transportation for a Local Alcohol Program (LAP) grant in the amount of $25,803.95 for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021.
Attachments: 1. SAIN AP-21-0201
Title
Joint resolution authorizing, acceptance of an award with the Illinois Department of Transportation for a Local Alcohol Program (LAP) grant in the amount of $25,803.95 for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021.

Staff Summary
* The Lake County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) has applied for and been awarded the Local Alcohol Program (LAP) Grant.
* This grant will allow for one deputy who is certified as a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) to provide training after normal business hours to police officers, Judges, Village Prosecutors and Assistant State's Attorneys on Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) refresher courses, Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) courses and DRE courses. The grant period is from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
* This grant reimburses the deputy's overtime wage costs and indirect costs on direct salary and wage excluding fringe and will reimburse course and travel expenses for one deputy's recertification costs as a DRE.

Body
RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, with the decriminalization of cannabis, prescription drug abuse, and the ongoing opioid epidemic, drug related impairments are more difficult for an officer to recognize without proper foundational training; and,

WHEREAS, in the State of Illinois, cannabis involved fatalities have been on a steady increase from 56 fatalities in 2007 to 163 fatalities in 2016; and,

WHEREAS, fatal traffic crash statistics have significantly increased in Colorado, Washington and Oregon, three states that previously decriminalized cannabis; and,

WHEREAS, primary objectives of accepting this grant is to provide training after normal business hours to 400 police officers, as many Judges, Village Prosecutors and Assistant State's Attorneys on Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) refresher courses, Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) courses and Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) courses and for recertification of one deputy as a DRE officer.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by th...

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