Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 101055
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File Number: 101055 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-599-10 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: SNIPER RIFLE TO SRT OFFICER J. DERRINGER Introduced: 4/26/2010
Requester: Miami-Dade Police Department Cost: Final Action: 6/3/2010
Agenda Date: 6/3/2010 Agenda Item Number: 8I1A
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MIAMI-DADE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO GIVE OFFICER JOSEPH DERRINGER HIS SNIPER RIFLE IN RECOGNITION OF HIS TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE
Indexes: NONE
Sponsors: Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Joe A. Martinez, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 6/3/2010 8I1A Adopted P

Health, Public Safety & Intergovernmental Cmte 5/13/2010 3A Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Gerald Sanchez read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. The Committee proceeded to vote on this proposed resolution as presented. Commissioner Diaz asked to be listed as a cosponsor on this proposed resolution.

County Attorney 4/28/2010 Assigned Ben Simon 4/30/2010

County Manager 4/26/2010 Referred Health, Public Safety & Intergovernmental Cmte 5/13/2010

County Manager 4/26/2010 Assigned County Attorney 6/3/2010
REPORT: MDPD (HPSI 5/13/2010) (ASST. COUNTY ATTY: BEN SIMON)

County Manager 4/26/2010 Assigned Alina Tejeda-Hudak 4/27/2010 4/26/2010

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MIAMI-DADE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO GIVE OFFICER JOSEPH DERRINGER HIS SNIPER RIFLE IN RECOGNITION OF HIS TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE

BODY
WHEREAS, Officer Joseph (JD) Derringer has been a Police Officer with the Miami-Dade Police Department since April 4, 1982 and was assigned to the Special Response Team (SRT) on April 16, 1985, where he has served as a Police Sniper, with valor and honor. Officer Joseph Derringer is a well respected member of SRT, not only as a result of his tenure, but due to his impressive work ethic, and dedication to excellence. Officer Joseph Derringer will be retiring from the Miami-Dade Police Department in June of 2010, and has already requested to be a Reserve Officer assigned to SRT; and

WHEREAS, SRT has recently purchased replacement sniper rifles, therefore the gift will not affect the allocation of weapons to the remaining members of the unit; and

WHEREAS, Florida Statutes §112.193 (2), provides that a law enforcement agency may present an officer who retires under any state or municipal retirement system, the officer’s service “handgun”, but there is no such provision in the Florida statutes for an officer to be presented a rifle, as a matter of law; and

WHEREAS, the Miami-Dade Police Department would like to give Officer Joseph Derringer his sniper rifle, Remington 40X, Serial # 05519138, as a gift upon his retirement,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board approves the gift of sniper rifle, Remington 40X, Serial #05519138, to Officer Joseph (JD) Derringer, in gratitude for his many years of dedicated service to the Miami-Dade Police Department and the residents of Miami-Dade County.

HEADER
DATE:

TO: Honorable Chairman Dennis C. Moss
and Members, Board of County Commissioners

FROM: George M. Burgess
County Manager

SUBJECT: Sniper Rifle Gift to Special Response Team (SRT) Officer Joseph Derringer

STAFF RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation
It is recommended that the Board of County Commissioners (Board) approve the sniper rifle gift to Officer Joseph Derringer of the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) Special Response Team (SRT).

Scope
The resolution will authorize Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) to present to Officer Joseph Derringer his sniper rifle upon his retirement in June, 2010.

Fiscal Impact/Funding Source
The MDPD has recently purchased replacement sniper rifles; therefore the gift will not affect the allocation of weapons to the remaining members of the SRT unit.

Track Record/Monitor
The resolution will be implemented by the MDPD.

MANAGER'S BACKGROUND
Background
In accordance with Florida Statutes §112.193(2), a law enforcement agency may present an officer who retires under any state or municipal retirement system, the officer’s service “handgun”, but there is no such provision in the Florida statutes for an officer to be presented a rifle, as a matter of law.

Officer John (JD) Derringer has been a Police Officer with the MDPD since April 4, 1982. He was assigned to the Special Response Team (SRT) on April 16, 1985, where he has served as a Police Sniper with valor and honor. Officer Derringer is a well respected member of the SRT, not only as a result of his tenure, but due to his impressive work ethic and dedication to excellence. Officer Derringer will be retiring from the MDPD June, 2010 and has already requested to be a Reserve Officer assigned to SRT.



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Alina T. Hudak
Assistant County Manager



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