Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Police Consolidation Discussion. December 17, 2012. Background . Discussion underway in some form since 2009 Focus on Clarendon Hills-Hinsdale since 2011 Analysis has found that minimal savings could be achieved through additional “shared services” only
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December 17, 2012
Discussion underway in some form since 2009
Focus on Clarendon Hills-Hinsdale since 2011
Analysis has found that minimal savings could be achieved through additional “shared services” only
Downsizing and consolidating of the command functions generated the greatest cost savings with the least disruption of service levels
Allowed maintenance of the same number of officers on the street and could be conducted via attrition in a relatively short time frame.
Study is funded by a $70,000 grant from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority- covers all legal and consulting fees.
“Guiding Principles” for shared services/consolidation
Maintain High Service Levels
Maintain Local Control
Equal Representation in Governance
The Village of Clarendon Hills is currently working with the Village of Hinsdale to determine the feasibility of consolidating the two communities' police department into a joint agency that would be governed by both communities. The goal of the proposed consolidation is to maintain current service levels, including patrol staffing, while reducing costs. The combined annual operating cost reductions are expected to be $700,000 to $800,000. Both Villages have committed to not conducting layoffs as part of the consolidation; staffing reductions would occur through attrition. How supportive are you of the proposed consolidation?