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12/03/2019 10 Discussion Regarding Gov. Jay Inslee's DOJ Grant to Assist ShotSpotter Purchase a\'4\lyy bxk ik 1 1-:41 PPPPPP+Pd s' lii it tYlltYlA.\ta. BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No. 10. For Meeting of: December 3, 2019 ITEM TITLE: Discussion item related to Governor Jay Inslee's Office for a Department of Justice grant to assist with the purchase of ShotSpotter SUBMITTED BY: Matthew Murray, Chief of Police SUMMARY EXPLANATION: The Governor's office has agreed to provide a one-time grant in the amount of$200,000 to fund ShotSpotter. This tool will assist the Yakima Police Department in reducing gun violence. The annual fee for this project is $195,000 for a three mile coverage area and the city would not be responsible for this amount until 2021 . ITEM BUDGETED: NA STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Public Safety APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL BY THE CITY MANAGER RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type D discussion item 11/2 / 019 e Me o 2 200 S .3rd ,Street l Yakima, irlfA 96901 • .r Telephone,' (509) 575-6211 Madam Mayor and City Council Members: On November 13, 2019, I spent the day meeting with Governor Jay Inslee and Sonja Hallum, Senior Policy Advisor for Governor Inslee's office. Our meeting focused on crime and gun violence in our city. From that meeting came productive ideas on ways to combat the increasing gun violence in the city. One idea proposed was the use of gunfire detection and analysis technology. This technology is known as ShotSpotter. After meeting with a wide variety of stakeholders in Yakima, the Governor's office has identified Yakima as the recipient of a one-time infusion of grant money they would like to invest in gunfire detection technology (ShotSpotter) designed to reduce gun crime. The ability to have real-time gunfire intelligence and data provides law enforcement a game- changing approach in reducing and preventing gun violence. Real-time gunfire intelligence and data is only available through the use of gunfire detection and analysis technology. The proposed ShotSpotter Flex solution is designed to identify, locate, and track active gunfire, and will support the Yakima Police Department's efforts to more effectively respond to and investigate gunfire incidents. Furthermore, real-time gunfire alert data can be delivered to smart phones, which have now been provided to all patrol officers. More than 100 agencies and cities across the U.S. have been successful using gunfire detection and analysis technology as a critical component in their safe cities. Here is a small example of the cities Yakima would be joining if approval is granted to move forward with this agreement: New York City(NYPD), Chicago, Washington DC, San Francisco, Boston, Las Vegas, Milwaukee, Oakland, San Diego, Cincinnati, Louisville, Miami-Dade, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Kansas City (MO), Richmond (CA), Salinas, Sacramento (City and County), Fresno, San Diego, Bakersfield, and many others. If approved, Governor Inslee's office will agree to pay for the equipment installation and the first year of annual subscription fees totaling $250,000. The City of Yakima would be responsible for the remaining 3 years subscription fees of $195,000, per year. This price provides for a specific coverage area of 3 square miles. The city would not be responsible for their first contribution until 2021. It is agreed upon, with Governor Inslee's office, that should ShotSpotter fall below the expected Key Performance Indicators following the initial four-year agreement, the city would not be responsible to continue any subsequent agreements with ShotSpotter. The Yakima Police Department agrees this technology is the single most effective tool available to reduce gun violence. Sincerely, Matthew Murray, Chief of Police d, ake respect a part Of every interaction."