Jim Benedict | Christie Lane
The preliminary report from the consultant hired by the City has been reviewed by the finance committee and is ready for presentation to the City Council. Some interesting facts came out of this study :
Did you know?
- Average response time for a call to the Sheriff regarding a prowler, loud party, or vandalism is 55 minutes
- 60% of the felonies committed in our city are at the fairgrounds. Over 50% of all misdemeanors are at the fairgrounds
- Our city is served by 8.33 officers under the current contract. For the same budget, our own police force would be 19 officers.
Much more work to be done, but our city does have viable options to consider for our law enforcement services.