COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE
Regional Police Mutual Aid Agreement
Authorize County Executive to Execute Police Mutual Aid Agreement.
Messrs. Tucker, Foley, Davis, Trank, Miller, Parrent, Noteman
LEGAL REVIEW: Yes
May 2, 2007
ACTION: X INFORMATION:
Over the years, it has become evident to law enforcement leadership that combining regional law enforcement resources is prudent when confronting disasters and emergency situations. With this in mind, the Albemarle County Police Department has reached out to neighboring jurisdictions in an effort to formalize agreements of mutual aid in accordance with Va. Code 15.2-1726 and 15.2-1730.1. The attached mutual aid agreement between the County of Albemarle and the Sheriffs of the Counties of Greene and Fluvanna, and the Town of Gordonsville will serve to mutually benefit all involved and provide an increased level of public safety. The County Attorney has reviewed the document and approved it for execution.
To enhance the well-being and quality of life for all citizens through the provision of the highest level of public service consistent with the prudent use of public funds.
This agreement authorizes the participating jurisdictions to share resources and manpower in emergency situations involving immediate threats to life or public safety. This agreement sets forth instructions for appropriate measured responses for specific instances and provides safeguards and clear guidelines to be followed.
The Albemarle County Police Department currently has a regional agreement with the City of Charlottesville and the UVA Police Department, and feels strongly that a regional agreement needs to be expanded to bordering counties and towns that we interact with on a regular basis.
No budget impact.
Staff recommends that the Board authorize the County Executive to execute the attached agreement.
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