The County of Santa Clara
California

Report
90230

Consider recommendations relating to increasing the size of the Fleet to support the County Sheriff's Department and the Santa Clara County Regional Auto Theft Task Force (RATTF) Program.

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Department:Facilities and Fleet DepartmentSponsors:
Category:Report

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Multiple Recommendations

Possible action:
a. Approve the recommendation for the Facilities and Fleet Department to increase the Fleet by two vehicles.
b. Authorize the County Executive, or designee, to assign two decommissioned County vehicles to the Sheriff's Department for the RATTF program.

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FISCAL IMPLICATIONS

The cost of the vehicles will be covered by the Santa Clara County RATTF program fund.

REASONS FOR RECOMMENDATION

RATTF currently operates with approximately 28 vehicles, but due to an increase in staffing, the Task Force is requesting two additional vehicles to expand their efforts to lessen the rate of vehicle-related crimes and improve community safety.

The County Fleet has two fully depreciated, currently decommissioned vehicles that are well suited for RATTF’s needs. FAF recommends that the Board of Supervisors increase the size of the Fleet by approving the recommissioning of these two vehicles, at which point they will be assigned to the Sheriff’s Department for RATTF’s use.

CHILD IMPACT

This action will have a positive impact on the Every Child Safe indicator. RATTF will utilize the vehicles to target vehicle-related crimes and promote a safe community for children and youth.

SENIOR IMPACT

This action would have a positive impact on seniors. RATTF will utilize the vehicles to target vehicle-related crimes and promote a safe community.

SUSTAINABILITY IMPLICATIONS

This action will have no/neutral sustainability implications.

BACKGROUND

RATTF was established by the Santa Clara County Police Chief’s Association in February 1994 for the purposes of enforcing California Vehicle Code Section 9250.14, which provides funds towards enhancing vehicle theft suppression programs. The Task Force includes existing auto theft units in various jurisdictions to deter, investigate, and prosecute vehicle theft crimes in the community. RATTF involves local, state, and federal investigators to identify local trends of vehicle theft; provide public education vehicle theft crimes and insurance fraud; implement prevention and deterrence programs; provide prosecution for appropriate suspects who have been apprehended by the Task force; and target suspects and locations involved with stolen vehicles.

CONSEQUENCES OF NEGATIVE ACTION

The two decommissioned County vehicles will not be assigned to the Sheriff’s Department for the RATTF program and they will instead be sold at public auction as planned.

STEPS FOLLOWING APPROVAL

The Clerk of the Board will notify Dennis Brooks of FAF.

Meeting History

Mar 20, 2018 9:30 AM Video Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting
RESULT:APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Ken Yeager, Supervisor
SECONDER:Mike Wasserman, Supervisor
AYES:Mike Wasserman, Cindy Chavez, Dave Cortese, Ken Yeager, S. Joseph Simitian