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					                    Office of the District Attorney                               MEMORANDUM
                    County of Westchester

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                                                                        May 28, 2010




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ACQUISITION AND CONTRACT




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JANET DiFIORE
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RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER TO ENTER INTO




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AN AGREEMENT WITH THE NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL




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JUSTICE SERVICES, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $125,000 IN STATE FUNDS,




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FOR THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE TO OPERATE THE HIGH


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TECHNOLOGY BUREAU TRACKING PROGRAM GRANT FROM JANUARY 1, 2010
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Authority is sought for the County of Westchester to enter into an agreement with the New York
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State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), in an amount not to exceed $125,000 in state
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funds for the District Attorney’s Office to operate the High Technology Bureau Tracking
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Program Grant from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010, pursuant to an approved budget.
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There is no County Cash match for this program.
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Through this grant, the District Attorney's office will purchase equipment to establish an
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accredited forensic High Technology Bureau to work with local, state and federal law
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enforcement agencies in Westchester. The goal and objective of the program is to maintain
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constant undercover presence on the Internet to identify and prosecute criminals seeking sexual
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gratification, financial gain or the issuance of cyber threats. By actively seeking out such
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criminals the High Technology Bureau will track emerging patterns of criminal behavior; identify
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those patterns existing within Westchester County and will respond positively and promptly with
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the groundwork prepared for arrest and conviction. Through these efforts our office will be
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promoting the general welfare and safety of the citizens of Westchester County. The goals and
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objectives are monitored by the Office of the District Attorney and quarterly progress reports are
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submitted to New York State (DCFS) for their review and approval.

The requirements of the Westchester County Procurement Policy were followed. The
Procurement is exempt under Section 3(a)iii, which provides for the exception
“Transactions/contracts with the United States of America, any state, agency…”. The agreement
is a transaction/contract with the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.

Wherefore, authority is respectfully sought for the County to enter into this agreement.
                                                        RESOLUTION


         Upon communication from Janet DiFiore, District Attorney, be it hereby,

        RESOLVED, that the County of Westchester is authorized to enter into an agreement
with the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services in the amount not to exceed




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$125,000 in Grant Funds to operate the High Technology Bureau Tracking Grant from January 1,




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2010 to December 31, 2010, pursuant to an approved budget; and be it further,




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         RESOLVED, that the District Attorney or her duly authorized designee is hereby




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empowered to execute any and all documents necessary to accomplish the purposes of this




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resolution.




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 263       37                  098K             9854        T098          2010          $125,000
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 Budget Funding Year(s) ___2010___         Start Date _01/01/2010_ End Date _12/31/10__
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 Funding Source: Tax Dollars ____________
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                 State Aid ___$125,000____
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                 Federal Aid ____________
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 _$125,000_      Other _________________
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