The Minot Police Department has an outdated in-car video system with many of the units failing. The department has used the Axon Body Worn Cameras for approximately 4 years. The Axon Fleet In-Car Video System will replace the old system. The Axon product will be compatible with Evidence.com, which is the storage system used for all Axon videos. Due to the requirement to integrate with the Evidence.com system, this will be a Sole Source purchase (see attached letter). The integration of this product will streamline how evidence is shared with prosecutors and other parties. This upgrade will increase the quality of video and efficiency of locating and sharing all digital media.
Recommend approval to allocate funds to purchase an in-car video system through Axon; and
Approve the expenditure of money seized or forfeited to the Minot Police Department; and
Authorize the Mayor to sign the acceptance of quote and sales terms.
With the impending retirement of Police Chief Jason Olson on January 31, 2020, the Human Resource Department has initiated the recruitment process to fill the position. The post for this position was opened on November 6, 2019 and will close on November 27, 2019, with tentative final interviews scheduled for December 9th and/or 10th.
Final interviews for the position will begin in a panel format with panels consisting of 4 to 5 individuals, composed of Council members and City Department Leadership. The final interview of the top candidate(s) will be conducted by the Mayor and City Manager. City Leadership and the Human Resource Department’s intent is to announce the replacement for Chief Olson by mid to late December.
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