FL joins county drug task force JPA

Washington County will partner with Cottage Grove, Woodbury and Forest Lake to form the Washington County Narcotics Task Force after the county board ratified a joint powers agreement with the cities April 10. The cities and county will each be participating parties on issues requiring: a coordinated and formal framework for targeted investigations, membership and personnel commitments, overall operations, resources available, equipment distribution of forfeiture funds and proceeds, and general management and liability issues; providing other similar or related services and programs as determined by the task force board; establishing procedures to add qualifying parties to this agreement; and establishing a mechanism whereby additional and/or alternative programs and services may be developed for the benefit of the parties and furtherance of the objective of the parties. The Minnesota State Office of Justice Programs requires a JPA to receive grant funding each year.