Friday, April 05, 2002

Adding up the costs of police settlement




        City officials say it's difficult to calculate what the agreements on police reform will cost the city. But based on the experience of other cities and preliminary estimates from the Police Department, the city has come up with some broad ranges:

        Monitor — Selected by the parties to oversee implementation of the agreements. Includes staff, experts and expenses: $400,000 to $800,000 a year.

        Risk Management System — A computer database to track complaints and arrests by police officers, including hardware and custom-designed software. Start-up costs: $3 million to $7 million. Operating cost: $450,000 to $700,000 a year.

        Citizen Complaint Authority — Replace Office of Municipal Investigations with new body with an executive director and at least five investigators and support staff: Additional $300,000 to $350,000 a year.

        Community Problem-Oriented Policing — A variety of initiatives to make police officers more involved in solving neighborhood problems: About $750,000 a year.

        Compliance Review — Police staff to coordinate compliance internally and provide a liaison with the monitor. $250,000 a year.

        Opinion Surveys — To poll police officers, minority groups and people who make complaints about the responsiveness of and support for the Police Department: $100,000 to $150,000 a year.

        SOURCE: City manager's office.

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