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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Budget breakdown

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  • $4.03 million
    WHAT IT IS: The city of Newton's 2013 budget for the police department. The budget is up from the 2012 adopted budget of $3.74 million and the 2011 budget of $3.34 million.
    DEPARTMENT STATS: The city's police department enforces federal, state and local laws. Officers patrol 160 miles of city streets, responding to all emergency and non-emergency calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The investigations division is responsible for investigating all crimes occurring within the city of Newton. The department will respond to an estimated 40,760 calls in 2013 and make more than 1,700 arrests. Average response time for 2013 is estimated at 3.29 minutes, down from 3.70 in 2011. Another service the department performs for the community is the annual Citizen Police Academy, where community members learn about what it is like to be a police officer.
    BUDGET BREAKOUT: Some of the line items in the department's 2013 budget are: - Personnel services: $3.36 million (The department has the equivalent of 39 full-time staff members and seven part-time staff members; positions include chief of police, lieutenants, detectives, and animal control and parking control officers.) - Contractual services: $296,345 - Commodities and supplies: $39,474 - Vehicle operating: $169,500 - Capital outlay: $1,268 - Transfers: $165,000
    2013 OBJECTIVES: The department continues to deal with challenges brought about by rising fuel costs. The police department's current facility also is overcrowded and has reached its maximum capacity. The department would like to expand the building to increase available space.
    Have a question about a local government budget? Contact us via email at news@thekansan.com, ATTN: Budget breakdown, or call us at 283-1500.
     

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