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File #: DC-1455    Version: 1
Type: Consent Action Status: Passed
File created: 9/16/2022 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 10/4/2022 Final action: 10/4/2022
Enactment date: 10/4/2022 Resolution #: 22-420
Title: Authorization To Execute Joint Powers Agreements With Criminal Justice Network Joint Powers Organization For Criminal Justice Applications And Services To County Departments
Sponsors: Attorney
Attachments: 1. Sample CJN - County Departments JPA.pdf
DEPARTMENT: Attorney
FILE TYPE: Consent Action

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Authorization To Execute Joint Powers Agreements With Criminal Justice Network Joint Powers Organization For Criminal Justice Applications And Services To County Departments
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PURPOSE/ACTION REQUESTED
Authorize the County Attorney, the County Sheriff, and the County Manager, or his designee, to execute joint powers agreements (JPAs) with the Criminal Justice Network joint powers organization for the continued use of criminal justice services, applications, and integrations by the County Attorney's Office, County Sheriff's Office, and Community Corrections Department, for the period of January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2026.

SUMMARY
From 1999 through December 31, 2021, Dakota County (County) operated the Criminal Justice Network (CJN) as a County program that provided technology applications and services focused on criminal justice information sharing and integration among Dakota County city law enforcement agencies, Dakota County District Court, other law enforcement agencies located throughout the state of Minnesota, and the following County departments: County Attorney's Office, Sheriff's Office, and the Community Corrections Department (County Departments).

By Resolution No. 21-417 (August 24, 2021), the County Board authorized the County Manager to execute a five-year JPA with the Cities of Burnsville, Farmington, Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, Rosemount, South St. Paul, and West St. Paul to create a new joint powers organization known as the Criminal Justice Network (CJN JPO). On January 1, 2022, the County transitioned the operations of CJN to the CJN JPO.

As part of the formation of the CJN JPO, the County assigned all rights, title, and interest in the CJN software, and contributes a fixed annual subsidy of $472,642 for the five-year term. The County's annual subsidy includes costs and services received by the County Departments beyond what is receive by law enforceme...

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