§ 34.27  CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION FUND.
   (A)   There is hereby created a Criminal Investigation Fund to be expended by the Chief or Assistant Chief of the City Police Department in accordance with the provisions, limitations, and conditions of this section.  The monies deposited in the Criminal Investigation Fund shall not be commingled with, nor shall they be a part of, the General Fund of the city.  The Criminal Investigation Fund shall be a non-reverting fund.
   (B)   The source of funds to be placed in the Criminal Investigation Fund shall be funds from the public sale of seized property sold in accordance with the provisions of all applicable state law regulations, and funds derived from the sale of seized property disposed of in accordance with the United States Department of Justice seizure policy, and any other applicable state and federal grant funds available for the specific uses of the Fund.  Any funds from either of these sources shall immediately be paid over and deposited into the Criminal Investigation Fund by the Clerk-Treasurer.
   (C)   Authorized expenditures from the Criminal Investigation Fund shall be utilized solely for law enforcement purposes and may include, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, things such as:
      (1)   Purchase of vehicles and equipment needed for law enforcement functions;
      (2)   Purchase of weapons and protective equipment;
      (3)   Purchase of investigation communications equipment;
      (4)   Payment of unbudgeted salaries and overtime for law enforcement officers;
      (5)   Purchase of automated data processing and computer equipment and software to be used in support of law enforcement purposes;
      (6)   Payment of expense for training of law enforcement officers;
      (7)   Payment of expenses for travel and salaries for law enforcement personnel;
      (8)   Use as reward money or expenses in the funding of a “sting” operation;
      (9)   Money used to make “buys” in connection with anticipated arrests;
      (10)   Costs associated with the construction, expansion, improvement, or operation of detention facilities;
      (11)   Costs associated with public education on drug awareness, alcohol abuses, or other issues related to prevention of illegal or criminal activity; and
      (12)   Trade or exchange of vehicles and equipment with another person or business in compliance with I.C. 36-1-11-9.
   (D)   Requests for expenditures from the Criminal Investigation Fund shall be made only by the Police Chief or Assistant Chief subject to formal claim approval by the City Council.
   (E)   There shall be no reversion of the Criminal Investigation Fund or any monies paid into the Criminal Investigation Fund of the city.  Funds from the sale of seized property may accumulate in the Criminal Investigation Fund as a non-reverting fund and is to be used exclusively for law enforcement purposes.
(Ord. 2005-6, passed 9-14-2005)