The O’Fallon City Council recently examined Bill No. 7139, sponsored by Mayor Bill Hennessy, as a means to authorize an updated agreement with the St. Charles County Regional Drug Task Force [DTF] in conjunction with other various political subdivisions.
At the Nov. 14 City Council meeting, the bill was given a second reading and then was approved by a vote of 10-0.
The council had previously passed Ordinance No. 6234 on June 23, 2016, regarding the DTF agreement. The new bill updates the agreement with certain amended wording that states that the O’Fallon Chief of Police is authorized to act on behalf of the city as a member of the DTF Board and has the ability to “perform such duties as a DTF Unit Board member, by on the behalf of the city of O’Fallon and at the direction of its City Council, and to perform such duties of a DTF Unit Board member as authorized pursuant to the St. Charles County Regional Drug Task Force Agreement.”
The agreement still includes wording that the city of O’Fallon agrees to be subject to and will follow the terms and conditions of the St. Charles County Regional DTF Agreement.
The St. Charles County Regional Drug Task Force provides police officers to a multi-jurisdictional drug task force to combat drug activity within the county. It is a branch of the St. Charles County Police Department’s Bureau of Special Enforcement.