Victoria Police Department S erving the communities of Victoria and Esquimalt 2010 Budget Request Budget Request 2010 Overall Increase Increased Cost for existing staff$1,952,000 Two Police Officers hired in October, 2010 80,000 Operating Costs 279,000
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Victoria Police Department
Serving the communities of Victoria and Esquimalt
Increased Cost for existing staff$1,952,000
Two Police Officers hired in October, 2010 80,000
Operating Costs 279,000
Withdrew from RCU (459,000)
Potential Alternative Radio System 500,000
Sub Total 41,000
The Police Department currently has an authorized strength of 241 officers, as mentioned before workload suggests the strength should be 289 officers.
The Ellice Street emergency shelter is anticipated to be open in the fall of 2010. This is the department’s opportunity to be proactive and hire 2 additional Community Resource Officers to work with staff at the new location.
The budget request of $80,000 would fund two more officers and associated startup costs if hired October 1, 2010. The annual cost of salary and benefits for two officers would be required in 2011.
CREST Levy 63,000
Increased Capital funding 45,000
Offsite storage 30,000
Other net Increase 7,000
VicPD budget increase 2002-2008 35.26%
Municipal Average 47.46%
VicPD cost per member (2008)$154,844
VicPD cost per capita (2008) $375
Municipal Average: $300
VicPD increase in members 2002-2008:11.57%
VicPD case load 2008:55 cases per officer
Municipal Average:46 cases per officer
48 more officers required to meet municipal average