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Title: Contracting for Law Enforcement Services
Journal: Police Chief  Volume:55  Issue:12  Dated:(December 1988)  Pages:24,26-28
Author(s): M H Kilbo
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Orono, Minn., has been providing police services to neighboring municipalities by written contract since 1967. This article outlines the specifics of the contract and reasons for its success.
Abstract: The current contract covers all insurance costs; salaries, fringe benefits, and overtime; equipment costs, apparatus acquisition, and maintenance; non-prosecution consulting fees; holiday and severance pay; unemployment benefits; utilities; telephone service, gas and oil for police cars; books and periodicals; wearing apparel; officer equipment; rental costs; and all other expenses normally associated with the operation of a nine-officer police department. In determining cost allocations to the participating cities, the entire budget is first prepared. A formula for cost allocation is then applied. Factors in the formula are city population, city assessed valuation, city area, and the number of miles of city roads. Each contract party decides its service level based on the amount of money it wishes to spend. The contract has proven successful largely because the police chief reports only to the Orono city administrator; city council representatives meet monthly; and each city council is willing to negotiate, share costs, meet and confer, and become informed on law enforcement issues.
Main Term(s): Contract law enforcement
Index Term(s): Minnesota
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