Cooper City S.T.A.R.S. Program Application of Interest

Program Intent: The City of Cooper City and the Broward Sheriff's Office (BSO) Cooper City District are providing an incentive to local Homeowner’s Associations, or non-profit entities, to participate in the Cooper City S.T.A.R.S. program, which looks to connect new license plate readers (LPRs) and cameras to the BSO Cooper City Real Time Crime Center (RTCC).

Program Duration: The City of Cooper City will have a one-time, six-month application window for local HOAs, or non-profit entities, to apply for the grant program starting on January 1, 2024. If funds were awarded by the city, the entity would agree to maintain services and keep the LPR / camera(s) active for a minimum period of three years. 

Program Funding: The City has committed $200,000 in total funds to this grant program, which will be awarded on a first-come, first served basis.  The maximum award would be 50% of the final eligible expenses of the project, up to a maximum of $65,000, for non-gated communities, and a maximum award of 25% of the final eligible expenses of the project, up to a maximum of $25,000, for gated communities.  There is additional funding available, up to 50% of the project, up to $65,000, if the location will serve a public benefit beyond the gated community.

Program Manager: The Broward Sheriff’s Office Cooper City District Captain or his designee will act as the program manager and will make final review decisions on the number of LPR’s / camera(s) needed, placement, and overall plan approval.  Only the required/recommended number of LPR’s / camera(s) will be funded at the approved funding levels. 

Vendor Selection: Program applicants will have to utilize a Cooper City/BSO approved vendor from the attached list.

Vendor Coordination: The City of Cooper City and BSO will not be responsible for obtaining quotes, coordinating installation, recurring connection costs or maintaining equipment, to include repairs, at any point. 

Application procedures
: Initially, applicants will submit an application of interest, which is available on this webpage.  The completed application will be forwarded to the program manager, who will contact the applicant and schedule a site survey.   Upon completion of the site survey the program manager will provide recommendations to the applicant for equipment and needs.  Once the applicant receives the program recommendations, the applicant will contact one of the approved vendors to obtain quotes, complete a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the BSO Public Private Partnership Program, and submit a final application. This initial interest application window will be open until March 31, 2024. Submission of final applications need to be completed by June 30, 2024.

Equipment Recommendations: The program manager will have sole discretion in recommending appropriate and necessary equipment which will be available for program reimbursement. 

Final Approval and disbursement of funds: Upon receipt of all final application documents, the City of Cooper City will have 10 business days to review and give final approval for disbursement of grant funds. 

Maintenance of equipment: The applicant agrees to maintain the equipment in a functional state for a minimum of three years from the date of the legal agreement.  This includes connection costs, including cellular data fees.

BSO Access to LPR/Camera Information: The applicant agrees to provide BSO with both real-time access to system information as well as historical data preserved within the system.  This access will be provided as needed by BSO and will be provided without the need for a subpoena.

Questions and inquiries can be directed to Sgt. Christopher Neves via email at Christopher_Neves@sheriff.org


 






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