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File #: 2022-0288   
Type: Program Status: Passed
File created: 4/25/2022 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 5/26/2022 Final action: 5/26/2022
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to: A. RECEIVE and FILE the Safety Contingency Plan for Law Enforcement; and B. DELEGATE authority to the Chief Executive Officer to take any and all actions necessary and appropriate to implement the contingency plan if the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) fails to meet its contractual obligations over the course of the next 12 months.
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: City of Los Angeles, Contracts, Law enforcement, Long Beach Police Department, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Sheriffs Department, Motion / Motion Response, Partnerships, Plan, Police, Program, Rail transit, Safety, Safety and security, Security, Transit buses, Transit System
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Motion 24
Meeting_Body
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
MAY 26, 2022

Subject
SUBJECT: RESPONSE TO MOTION 24: POLICING ON THE METRO BUS AND RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION
Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to:

A. RECEIVE and FILE the Safety Contingency Plan for Law Enforcement; and

B. DELEGATE authority to the Chief Executive Officer to take any and all actions necessary and appropriate to implement the contingency plan if the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) fails to meet its contractual obligations over the course of the next 12 months.

Issue
ISSUE

On April 13, 2022, Los Angeles County Sheriff Villanueva (Sheriff) sent a letter to the Metro Board stating LASD will not provide law enforcement services effective July 1, 2022, as prescribed in the modification of their contract for any extension and instead, demanded that LASD become the sole contractor for law enforcement services for Metro.

In response, the Metro Board approved Motion 24 (Attachment A) that directed staff to report back in May 2022 on how Metro can modify its contracts with the Los Angeles Police Department and Long Beach Police Department to ensure continuity of law enforcement services coverage throughout the Metro Bus and Rail Transit System.

Background
BACKGROUND

The current law enforcement contract is set to expire on June 30, 2022. In December 2021, the Board approved an extension of the current multi-agency contract for law enforcement services to maintain a consistent and reliable law enforcement presence and to ensure a safe and secure transit system for Metro passengers and employees. This extension was approved for six months (July 2022 - Dec 2022) with a six-month option (Jan 2023 - June 2023) to allow PSAC recommendations to be completed and to support the new law enforcement transit service procurement and award of a new contract for law enforcement services.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and...

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