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File #: 49855    Version: Name: Add 8 patrol officers
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/15/2017 In control: FINANCE COMMITTEE
On agenda: 1/16/2018 Final action: 1/16/2018
Enactment date: 1/22/2018 Enactment #: RES-18-00039
Title: ALTERNATE - Amending the 2018 Adopted Operating Budget of the Police Department to authorize the addition of eight (8) patrol officer positions and the purchase of three (3) marked squad cars and transfer $170,085 from the Police Department to the Contingent Reserve.
Sponsors: David Ahrens
Attachments: 1. PoliceStaffingReport.pdf, 2. 2017 Patrol Workload Report .pdf, 3. MPD 2018 Hiring Timeline.pdf, 4. 49855 Alternate D 15.pdf, 5. 2017 Priority Calls.pdf, 6. Version 1
Fiscal Note
The 2018 Madison Police Department (MPD) adopted operating budget includes $750,000 for the match for 15 patrol officers and 5 vehicles in the event MPD received a COPS hiring grant. MPD was notified in November 2017 that it did not receive the grant award. The proposed resolution authorizes amending the MPD budget to add eight (8) police officer positions and to allocate funding in the amount of $416,385 for the salaries, benefits, supplies, and services needed for these positions to start in the May 2018 Academy and to authorize $163,530 for the purchase and equipping of three (3) marked squad cars. Under the proposed substitute the balance of funding included in the 2018 Adopted Budget ($170,085) will be transferred from the Police Department’s budget to the Contingent Reserve. If adopted, the balance of the 2018 Contingent Reserve will be $1,650,085. The ongoing annual cost of the eight positions is approximately $600,000. The ongoing annual cost of three squad cars is $21,300.
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ALTERNATE - Amending the 2018 Adopted Operating Budget of the Police Department to authorize the addition of eight (8) patrol officer positions and the purchase of three (3) marked squad cars and transfer $170,085 from the Police Department to the Contingent Reserve.
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WHEREAS, the 2018 Adopted Operating Budget includes funding for the match for 15 patrol officers and 5 vehicles in the event the Madison Police Department (MPD) received a COPS hiring grant; and,

WHEREAS, the MPD was recently notified by the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office that it did not receive a grant award; and,

WHEREAS, the data-driven Etico staffing analysis study has clearly demonstrated a need for additional patrol officers; and,

WHEREAS, the funding authorized in the adopted budget is sufficient to hire and equip eight (8) officers in the May 2018 Academy; and,

WHEREAS, authorization for additional hiring needs to be finalized by early February in order to complet...

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