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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Police Department Expected To Finish Year On Budget

Despite the SJPD's ongoing contract negotiations, the quarterly reports are looking good and they're expecting to finish the year on budget.

That's the word from Police Chief Bill Reid who also tells CHSJ News there were some questions raised at Police Commission about the amount of overtime being used.  He says they're down 17 officers from what they were a year ago, and sometimes that means they have to take officers off patrol and put them on criminal investigations.

Reid says watching the dollars and cents has been the responsibility of everyone on staff--and the administration has really had to watch the bottom line.