Budget Request 2019-2020
Detailed Decision Package


Police
Add two police officers
The police department recommends hiring 2 full-time Police Officers.
Background
As the community has grown, the Police Department has not been able to add new police officers creating both service delivery issues as well as officer safety issues. This package adds two uniformed police officers to work in the patrol division, one in 2019 and one in 2020.   
Current situation
The Police Department has 27 sworn positions. We are requesting to add 2 officers in biennium, which would give us 29 sworn positions.
Proposed solution
Add 2 Police Officer positions (#28 & 29) to the existing patrol force.
Expenditure Calculations and Assumptions