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Record #: O2017-1956   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 3/29/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Public Safety
Final action: 4/19/2017
Title: Intergovernmental agreement with Chicago Park District for additional police services on Park District properties
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: AGREEMENTS - Intergovernmental
Attachments: 1. O2017-1956 (V1).pdf, 2. O2017-1956.pdf

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago (the "City") is a home rule municipality as described in Section 6 (a), Article VII of the 1970 Constitution of the State of Illinois, and as such may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and
WHEREAS, the Chicago Park District, an Illinois municipal corporation, (the "Chicago Park District") and the City have authority to enter into intergovernmental agreements pursuant to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act, 5 ILCS 220/1 et seq.; and
WHEREAS, the Chicago Park District is engaged in the development and operation of safe, decent and sanitary parks, play lots, beaches and open spaces; and

WHEREAS, the Chicago Park District and the City, acting through its Department of Police ("CPD") have agreed that additional police services ("Additional Services"), which are over and above the baseline services regularly provided by CPD, are necessary and beneficial; and

WHEREAS, it is the intent of the Chicago Park District and CPD that such Additional Services will be performed by CPD on behalf of the Chicago Park District in its official capacity as the legal law enforcement agency of the City of Chicago; and

WHEREAS, the Chicago Park District and the City desire to enter into an Agreement to have CPD provide Additional Services through dedicated police patrol watches primarily at mutually determined Chicago park locations along the lakefront as deemed necessary and for other law enforcement purposes including, but not limited to, eliminating violent crimes and drug-related crimes, and improving safety and security for Chicago residents; NOW THEREFORE,


Section 1. Recitals. The above recitals are incorporated by reference as if fully set forth

Section 2. Authority. Subject to the approval ofthe Corporation Counsel, the Superintendent of CPD (the "Superintendent") or a designee ofthe Superintendent are each hereby autho...

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