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RESOLUTION 2007 -002 <br />RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />AUTHORIZING THE TOWN MANAGER TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE <br />CITY OF CAMPBELL POLICE DEPARTMENT TO FORMALIZE THE CREATION OF A <br />REGIONALIZED SPECIAL WEAPONS AND TACTICS (SWAT) AND HOSTAGE <br />NEGOTIATIONS TEAM (HNT) AND TO AUTHORIZE STAFF TO EXECUTE FUTURE <br />AMENDMENTS AND AGREEMENTS <br />WHEREAS, the Campbell Police Department and the Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police <br />Department share not only a common boundary and proximity but also overlapping demands <br />for police responses often due to high- risk/critical incidents which require the specialized <br />attention of a team trained specifically to be effective in highly volatile situations; and <br />WHEREAS, the Police Departments of the City of Campbell and the Town of Los Gatos <br />have long recognized that mutual aid and cooperation in response to critical incidents can be <br />enhanced and made more flexible and effective by combining forces for hostage negotiation <br />and special weapons and tactics purposes; and <br />WHEREAS, the Police Departments of the City of Campbell and the Town of Los Gatos <br />now desire to formally establish and confirm the framework for this cooperative effort as <br />well as to clarify the legal relationships which result from that ongoing cooperative <br />arrangement; <br />RESOLVED, by the Town Council of the Town of Los Gatos, County of Santa Clara, State <br />of California, that the Town of Los Gatos hereby authorizes the Town Manager to execute an <br />agreement with the City of Campbell Police Department to formalize the creation of a <br />Regionalized SWAT/lINT teams and to authorize staff to execute future amendments <br />necessary during this agreement. <br />N:WGR \COUNCIL\RESOLUTIONS\2007 \2007 -002 1 -16 -07 SWAT.DOC <br />