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The DC Code: § 5-133.14 Expenditures for the prevention and detection of crime.

Index5 Police, Firefighters, Medical Examiner, and Forensic Sciences. (Refs & Annos)
The Chief of Police of the Metropolitan Police Department is authorized, with the approval of the Mayor of the District of Columbia and within the limits of appropriations therefor, to make expenditures for the prevention and detection of crime under his certificate. The certificate of the Chief of Police for such expenditures shall be deemed a sufficient voucher for the sum therein expressed to have been expended.
Notwithstanding any other law, rule, or regulation, beginning in fiscal year 2007, the Chief of Police may issue grants to individuals or organizations from local funds for the prevention and detection of crime.
The Chief of Police, pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2, may issue rules to implement the provisions of this section.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 4-186. 1973 Ed., § 4-188. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 17-20 designated the existing text as subsec. (a); and added subsecs. (b and (c). Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 3002 of Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-74, July 25, 2007, 54 DCR 7549). Legislative History of Laws Law 17-20, the "Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Support Act of 2007", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 17-148 which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on May 15, 2007, and June 5, 2007, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on June 28, 2007, it was assigned Act No. 17-63 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 17-20 became effective on September 18, 2007. Change in Government This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to the District of Columbia Council and to a Commissioner of the District of Columbia. The District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, 87 Stat. 818, § 711 (D.C. Code, § 1-207.11), abolished the District of Columbia Council and the Office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia. These branches of government were replaced by the Council of the District of Columbia and the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, respectively. Accordingly, and also pursuant to § 714(a) of such Act (D.C. Code, § 1-207.14(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section. Miscellaneous Notes Short title: Section 3001 of D.C. Law 17-20 provided that subtitle A of title III of the act may be cited as the "Metropolitan Police Department Grant-Making Authority Clarification Amendment Act of 2007". DC CODE § 5-133.14 Current through December 11, 2012


(Oct. 26, 1973, 87 Stat. 505, Pub. L. 93-140, § 9; Sept. 18, 2007, D.C. Law 17-20, § 3002, 54 DCR 7052.)