01-0521R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH DULUTH POLICE OFFICER MARCIA BECKER REGARDING OWNERSHIP, CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF A POLICE DOG.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

        RESOLVED that the proper city officers are authorized to execute an agreement with Marcia Becker, filed as Public Document No. _____, relating to the ownership of a police dog handled by Marcia Becker in the course of her employment.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This agreement between police officer Marcia Becker and the city sets forth the relationship of the parties with respect to the police dog used in police work by Ms. Becker. The agreement provides that Becker will purchase the dog from a kennel acceptable to the city and then give the dog to the city. Becker will house and care for the dog. Upon Becker's ceasing to be a police dog handler or the dog becoming unsuitable for use as a police dog, ownership of the dog will be returned to Becker. It is necessary from a legal liability standpoint that the dog be the property of the city while it is performing police work.